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Peru

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Lost in La Paz

Friday, 8 May 2009 | Views [1022] | Comments [1]

The beds are hard and lumpy, the only shower that works is lukewarm, breakfast is not included, all rooms open out onto the central, very loud courtyard where groups of Israeli backpackers sit and smoke endless cigarettes. But it does smell better ... Read more >

Tags: api, la paz, lost, shopping, witches


Patience honed

Friday, 1 May 2009 | Views [596] | Comments [3]

I have patience honed I sit on a boat, waiting, whilst the captain, a smiling man with leathery skin, a handknitted hat and dry dry feet does something underneath the decking. His first mate hustles up some more business. I am grateful for this, ... Read more >

Tags: boat, captain, patience


La drunken perdida

Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | Views [749]

She is passed out on the couch to the side of the bar. Though she rouses herself enough to lean over the arm of the chair and throw up. I can´t see her face, but she is pale and wears the tell all travel shoes. -Do you speak English? I ask, confident ... Read more >

Tags: drunk, lost, new zealand, perdida


el Pelea de Toros

Tuesday, 28 Apr 2009 | Views [1230] | Comments [1]

There is a sea of pale straw larger-than-life cowboy hats that only come out on occasions such as this. We purchase an umbrella from one of the dudes walking around which later inspires the occasional beer bottle caps to be thrown at us throughout the ... Read more >

Tags: bullfighting, bulls, hats, sport, toros


Up we go

Sunday, 26 Apr 2009 | Views [990] | Comments [6]

Up we go. 6075 metres above sea level is our goal.  We cheat by getting a troupie to drive us up to 4030. I get out of the car with a dizzy head. My lungs try to be bigger. My heart pumps faster to try and compensate. We pack our bags and walk ... Read more >

Tags: altitude sickness, caffeine, up, volcano


Oh it´s the convent life for me sing it

Wednesday, 22 Apr 2009 | Views [486] | Comments [1]

But today, I´m playing being a nun. I pay a large fee at sunset to be allowed into a 15th Century convent. Someone leaves candles in the corners of the rooms so one can see ghosts in the the twisting, rocky, catacomb-like, barricaded city within a city.... Read more >

Tags: amazing grace, convent, nun, nunnery

 

 

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