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Fab does// Bolivia's ‘spaceship architecture’

I recently came across some incredibly interesting images of some architecture in Bolivia that has come to be known as ‘spaceship architecture’. Essentially indigenous people have come into money and as a result of this have created contemporary architecture using motifs and elements from andean culture. 271 more words

Cultural Identity

Bolivian Altiplano and Salar de Uyuni

After seeing a sign the day before on our Tour Company’s office door saying it was closed for tax infractions we were slightly worried but everything was sorted by another company and we were picked up as normal and driven to the Chilean border (which was slow as per usual) and then on to the Bolivian border where we were served breakfast and met our driver, Daniel. 708 more words


Latest Global Emergencies - February 2015

7 Million Afghans in need of humanitarian aid

Afghanistan: Some 3,700 civilians were killed and 6,850 others wounded in 2014, a 22% increase in casualties on 2013; there were 21% more women and 40% more children casualties (UNAMA/UNHCHR, 18/02/2015). 704 more words

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Something unique about the Bible, among all ancient books...

“The Bible is not such a book a man would write if he could, or could write if he would.” – Lewis S. Chafer   “The Bible deals very frankly with the sins of its characters, even when those sins reflect badly on God’s chosen people, leaders, and the Bible writers themselves.   170 more words


It all began at 4800m...

It was while travelling in South America in 2009, that RBJ and I discovered our love for the hot waters of this world. I dug out some photos of the first  hot spring  we ever visited in the Bolivia, Las Aguas Termales de Laguna Salada at 4800m above sea level,  and fell in love all over again: 78 more words


Special Features and Deleted Scenes

Here we go fans, strap yourselves in for a quite bitter final blog because this backpacker is not ready to hang up her bag.

Four months, one new continent, five countries, thirty two cities, eight flights, one train, countless bus rides, from sea level to 6000 metres, from less than zero to forty degrees, booming metropolises and campsites and miniscule villages, mountains and lakes and rainforests and deserts. 843 more words



After an overnight bus ride on a fairly comfortable bus, we arrived in Tupiza at 5am.  We had decided to book a slightly nicer accommodation for that night, and when we showed up at that hour we were a little surprised to be let into our room so early. 149 more words