La Paz and Farewell Fabulous Bolivia August 12th 2013 La Paz and a Farewell to Bolivia
South American capitals are rarely my favorite places, as canyons of modern buildings and too-much traffic and noise wear on me. Yet La Paz, like all the others, had great museums in colonial palaces, cinemas, festivals, international restaurants and little pockets of peace. While I always indulge in art, music and history, it was only in af ... 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
I´m a one-way ticket, slow traveler, relishing the freedom of the open road and trusting serendipity to guide my journey. When I was younger, I used to travel for a year at a time. Then a few years ago, I roamed Europe and North Africa for three and a half years and liked that even better.
On August 1st, 2010, I left my peaceful Mission Canyon paradise in Santa Barbara's mellow summer and emerged from a couple of planes a day and a world later in the teeming, sub-zero streets of Buenos Aires´winter. Now, with the Andes, Amazon and Galapagos between here and home, will three years be enou... full info