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The Neruda Case - Chile, Mexico, Cuba, Germany, Bolivia - Roberto Ampuero

Why a booktrail ?

A mystery set against the backdrop of the Chilean 1973 coup which paints an interesting portrait of the  poet Pablo Neruda… 813 more words

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FROM SAN FRANCISCO TO LA PAZ

After my super busy week of finals and moving out, it was finally time to go home. Innocently, I thought the traffic at the airport would be the worst thing to go through on my itinerary, but little did I know what was waiting for me. 112 more words

Bolivia! Lake Titicaca, La Paz and Climbing Huayna Potosi

Wow! What a whirlwind it has been since I last wrote. As mentioned in my previous post, Bolivia is known for having bad wifi and it’s true, so I apologize for my absence. 1,909 more words

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Fresh Air

Cab comes at five. Next post from Bolivia and the fresh Andean air. Judging by the clock on their legislative palace, I’ll be older when I get there and younger when I leave.

Must Ride: The Death Road.

(by Rolf, in English and German, with photo gallery) As I stood at the top of the world-famous Death Road, a lorry turned off the asphalt surface of the bypass, which was opened in 2006, onto the stones. 1,748 more words

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La Paz

Crossed the border into Bolivia and are now staying in the capital La Paz. Day of rest, just been wandering up and down the streets outside the hotel. 81 more words

South America

Confessions of a Jetsetter w/ Brandon Schulman

“I spent three months in Bolivia with my best friend in College where we did an extensive photo project documenting the country. For some reason, we got it in our heads when we were in La Paz to hire mountaineers and climb the second highest mountain in Bolivia named Huayna Potosí with a summit height of 6088 meters…It was a two-day climb, which by the way, started with a walk past the cemetery of all the dead climbers…Luckily I brought a mechanical Contax camera with me that could operate without a battery because all battery-powered objects stopped working about half way in due to the temperature… 204 more words

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