La Paz: The Roof of Bolivia! August 2nd 2012 The bus journey to La Paz from Lake Titicaca took us through yet more breathtaking scenery, made even better as the sun made its way to the western horizon. A golden landscape of remote villages, with isolated dwellings under the majesty of the Andes in the distance, made the trip one to savour.
The minivan we were travelling in looked in good shape from the outside, but once we got going, the ... read more
South America » Bolivia » La Paz Department » La Paz Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more
My aim was to visit at least 100 countries, and with Brazil, I finally did it. I'm now loitering at 104. Or is it 105, I lose count...
Unlike a lot of fellow travellers, I tend to only dip my feet into a country, quite often only staying a day or two before heading off somewhere else.
Country numbers 54 and 55 were my first trips alone - something I never thought I'd do.
In 2013 I published an e-book entitled The Red Quest, detailing my mission to visit each and every country of the former Soviet Union. Along the way I sa... full info