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September 08, 2004

Motorcycle Diaries

Lonely Planet has teamed up with Focus Features to provide background information for the new release The Motorcycle Diaries, based on Ernesto 'Ché' Guevara's travel memoir....

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June 09, 2004

New Lonely Planet Bolivia Book

Morgan and I co-authored the new 5th edition of Lonely Planet's Bolivia country guide, which hit the shelves in April. Condé Nast Traveler praised the book as "friendly, thoughtful, sympathetic...the best companion to the country." French and Italian translations...

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June 08, 2004

New Lonely Planet South America on a Shoestring

The new 2004 (9th) edition of Lonely Planet's South America on a Shoestring, including my chapter on Bolivia and Morgan's chapter on Paraguay, hit the virtual shelves in early April....

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March 31, 2004

Upcoming Bolivia Interview on ABC Australia Nationwide Radio

Here are the details about my radio interview scheduled for next Monday. I'll be chatting for half an hour with Australia's ABC Nationwide radio hosts and talkback callers about my forthcoming Lonely Planet Bolivia guidebook. According to the station's promo...

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March 29, 2004

Interview with South America Handbook Editor Ben Box

Anyone and everyone interested in South America will want to check out this month's Ecoclub interview with Footprint's long-running editor Ben Box. If that's not enough, dig a bit deeper for the live chat transcripts that followed the interview. There's...

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March 04, 2004

Pushing the Bus in Patagonia

Locals warned us that the wind would be stong in Patagonia, but this was ridiculous. Our winding 16-hour ride along gravel roads north from Usuhaia, Argentina through Tierra del Fuego turned into a 24-hour fiasco as the bus refused to...

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Bolivia's La Candelaría Mine, Potosí: One Picture = 1000 Words

It's 1pm on the last Friday of the month, three levels below the entrance of one of Bolivia's most primitive co-operative mines, La Candelaria, inside the infamous Cerro Rico (Rich Mountain). The ancient-looking miners, who universally suffer from silicosis, start...

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March 01, 2004

The World's Most Dangerous Road

Outside Bolivia's sky-high capital, La Paz, a winding, narrow muddy track that's been dubbed the World's Most Dangerous Road snakes down through the fog to steamy Yungas lowlands. I witnessed the aftermath of this tragic overturned camión accident while navigating...

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February 16, 2004

Women’s Voices Rise from Bolivian Chapare

Cultural Survival Quarterly presents an indigenous women's perspective on coca leaf growing and the brewing troubles in Bolivia's impoverished Chapare region....

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January 21, 2004

David Atkinson: Live from Bolivia

Lonely Planet author David Atkinson is currently taking a career break, volunteering and filing weekly dispatches live from Bolivia....

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