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January 28, 2005

Unsolicited Taxi Cab Confessions

Buenos Aires, Argentina Friday, January 28, 2005: I was running late for my evaluation test at the ILEE offices and had to catch a cab to make up for lost time. The driver took one look at me in his...

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Posted by Joshua on January 28, 2005 06:46 PM
Category: Argentina

January 27, 2005

Donīt Cry for Me, I Just Ate an Immense $4 Steak in Buenos Aires, Argentina...

Buenos Aires, Argentina Thursday, January 27, 2005: I reached Buenos Aires at noon on Wednesday, the four month anniversary of my flight from Miami to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. I expect to settle in here for at least a few weeks, if...

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Posted by Joshua on January 27, 2005 06:28 PM
Category: Argentina

January 14, 2005

Riding the Expreso del Sur (Nostalgia on the Altiplano)

Oruru/Uyuni, Bolivia Friday, January 14, 2005: It was raining and I mucked around all morning before heading to lunch at a Chinese restaurant named "Jackie Chanīs." If Germans love David Hasslehoff, I am convinced that Bolivians love Jackie Chan. I...

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Posted by Joshua on January 14, 2005 11:12 AM
Category: Bolivia

January 13, 2005

Bolivian Barrier-Busting

La Paz/Oruru, Bolivia Thursday, January 13, 2005: I had to get out of La Paz. Its a great city, but I just couldnīt see myself spending another month there --- which, it seemed, was a possibility if the protests and...

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Posted by Joshua on January 13, 2005 11:09 AM
Category: Bolivia

January 11, 2005

The World`s Most Dangerous Road

La Paz, Bolivia (La Cumbre - Coroico) Tuesday, January 11, 2005: I had heard of the road from La Cumbre (altitude 4670 meters) to Coroico (altitude 1800 meters) well before my trip began. This passage, starting from a high mountain...

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Posted by Joshua on January 11, 2005 09:10 PM
Category: Bolivia

January 10, 2005

La Paz and Riot

Rurrenabaque/La Paz, Bolivia Monday, January 10, 2004: I woke up at 6:30 and made it to the TAM airline offices at 7:00 sharp. Check-in for the flight to La Paz was at 7:30, but I wanted to be the first...

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Posted by Joshua on January 10, 2005 02:16 PM
Category: Bolivia

January 09, 2005

Sleep and Calm and Tiger Balm

Rurrenabaque, Bolivia Sunday, January 9, 2005: I spent the day in an itchy, recuperative funk. After a 22-hour day on Saturday, culminating in a night out drinking at several sweltering bars and discoteques, I overslept my planned 8 AM wake-up...

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Posted by Joshua on January 9, 2005 01:57 PM
Category: Bolivia

January 08, 2005

Back to Rurrenabaque

Amazon Basin/Rurrenabaque, Bolivia Saturday, January 8, 2005: At 5:30 on the third and final day of the pampas trip we watched the sun rise from our boat. Anita remarked that I would be sick of sunrises by the end of...

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Posted by Joshua on January 8, 2005 09:09 PM
Category: Bolivia

January 07, 2005


Amazon Basin, Bolivia Friday, January 7, 2005: I woke up drenched in sweat, literally soaking wet. It was just before 8 AM and everyone else was still asleep. I quickly made my way outside and down the bridge toward the...

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Posted by Joshua on January 7, 2005 06:18 PM
Category: Bolivia

January 06, 2005

Smells Like Pampas

Rurrenabaque/Amazon Basin, Bolivia Thursday, January 6, 2005: [Where indicated (*), names have been changed to protect (me from the possible wrath of) the innocent.] There was a flury of activity in front of the Alias* Tours office when I arrived...

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Posted by Joshua on January 6, 2005 06:16 PM
Category: Bolivia

January 04, 2005

Luxury in the Bolivian Amazon

La Paz/Rurrenabaque, Bolivia Tuesday, January 4, 2004: Chris, Jay and I woke up at 5 AM and made our tired and bloated (from too much cake) way back to the military airport to see if TAM would fly that day...

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Posted by Joshua on January 4, 2005 04:53 PM
Category: Bolivia

January 03, 2005

Bungle, No Jungle

La Paz, Bolivia Monday, January 3, 2005: I woke up at 4:45 to pack my bags and catch a taxi to the airport for my flight to Rurrenabaque, a town of 15,000 people some 190 miles north of La Paz...

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Posted by Joshua on January 3, 2005 03:47 PM
Category: Bolivia

January 02, 2005

La Paz and Quiet

La Paz, Bolivia Saturday and Sunday, January 1 - 2, 2005: I spent a mellow couple of days wandering through La Paz. It was deadly quiet after the manic bustle of New Years Eve, but there were plenty of markets...

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Posted by Joshua on January 2, 2005 03:22 PM
Category: Bolivia
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