Tio means Uncle in Spanish. He is the god of the huge mine in Potosi. From what I could gather the native indians who used to work in the mine didn´t distinguish between the pronounciation of the "d" and "t" i.e. "dio" for god so he became called Tio. He is brought offerings like cigarettes and strong alcohol at his feet is the dried foetus of a baby llama.
Uyuni (Bolivia) to Cochabamba (Bolivia) August 2nd 2006 "Fifty years ago in Sucre, Bolivia there lived a very beautiful young lady called Lydia. She had wonderfully large eyes with curly, dangerous eyelashes rather like octopus tentacles. Her legs were also very lovely, almost two metres long whilst her lips were as soft, sensual and moist as raw sausages. In addition to her great beauty she was also very intelligent, she spoke five languages and was ... read more
South America » Bolivia » Cochabamba Department » Cochabamba 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
I cycled from, Ushuaia, the most southern point in Argentina to, Deadhorse, the most northern point in Alaska, United States. It was amazing. Took me just over 18 months.
During this trip I have made 23 entries into my travel journal on this blog. I also have a website pushonnorth.com which has maps of my route on it. If you have any questions or comments about cycle touring in Latin America why not send me an email, or even better, use the cycle touring travelblog forum that has been set up on travelblog?
Have also been trying to raise money for Medecins Sans Frontieres. I raised 8,5... full info