Jungle Doctor and a Place Called Mashaquipe July 8th 2011 I had been sick in Bolivia for five days. REALLY sick. Lying in bed and moaning sick. Almost sick and scared enough to go to a Third World hospital. I won’t go into details, let’s just say the toilet had to be really, really near by.
I honestly don’t know, other than by my sheer traveling might, how I caught a bus and a plane to the jungle, but I did it. I should have probably been ... read more
South America » Bolivia » Beni Department » Madidi 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