Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia June 30th 2011 It was now time to head to Bolivia. Because of a a huge snowstorm over the Andes, the pass had been closed for over two weeks. My bus was one of the first to try again to cross. First, I should explain why you pass over the Andes this way. It is to take a 3 or 4 day tour of a place called Salar de Uyuni, which stands for the saltflats of Uyuni (a dippy little town in Bolivia). Most people ta ... read more
South America » Bolivia 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
Have traveled/lived/worked in 35 countries, having added on Peru, Chile, Bolivia, Jamaica & Caymans in 2011. Got married while on a Fulbright teaching exchange to Turkey. I currently teach 6th grade social studies in Oregon, USA. Most summers I'm in Turkey (with time for travel to new lands), and winters in Oregon.
So why the nickname Crewton? It all began in South Korea, when students couldn't pronounce my maiden name. It sounded like Hooooton. From that, a good friend nicknamed me Crouton, and well, I'm not sure how the spelling of Crewton came about. I've been using it for ye... full info