Sucre to Salar and Onto Chile

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December 10th 2006
Published: December 11th 2006
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Great News from Bolivia- MY CAMERA LIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!! I got to Sucre, a wonderful civilized, cultured, landscaped city for a bit of a break, signed up for another week of Spanish lessons, and went about asking around for a camera repair man. You would´ve thought i was asking for something that hadn´t been invented yet. But after about 10 shops, I found a young guy who agreed to look at it. $50 ... Read Full Entry

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11th December 2006

Tan, Absolutely amazing pics. I cannot imagine the salt flats - even with the pictures. Do people use the hotel? I also cannot imagine going down into a mine -- even a US one. I wonder what the life span of one of those miners are? The rest of your trip sounds horrendous -- you must be very physically strong right now just to be able to tolerate the trip. Stay safe. Love, Mom
11th December 2006

So amazing to read your blog!! I am sooooo jealous!!! I still fantasize about packing the baby on my back and doing a version of what you're doing one day.....keep the dream alive, Tana!!!! xoxo
11th December 2006

When soap makes you emotional, you know it's time to come home. :) And monster, what the heck? You know what happens if you pray to the devil-shrine for a husband?? You get JEROME. He's out there somewhere, you know. Glad your camera is alive, though I'm looking for a pic of the hostel cat and I'm sorely disappointed at its absence... Stupid question: What happens at the salt hotel when it rains??? 'Nother stupid question: Are you standing on a giant can of PRINGLES??????????? How did corporate rat-crap get into the desert??? so confused..... I think I should go around to my neighbors and see if I can persuade them to paint their houses happy colors like in those pix of Valparaiso. (Which I cannot, no matter how much I try, stop associating with a city in Indiana. Less mountains, though. Post again soon, enjoy your toilet paper, and don't let the bedbugs bite. (Seriously. Gross.)
12th December 2006

good timing!
hey there- John just said to me two days ago that we hadn't heard from you in awhile. I told him that whenever I had that feeling that within a day or so you always sent a blog and once again you came through. :-) As always your photos are beyond belief and your escapades amaze me. We just love hearing from you. The happy colored houses are great. Thanks!!!! Many people around here went 4-6 1/2 days without power last week due to an ice storm. Many trees lost lots of their branches and power lines were down everywhere! The sunshine in your photos looked very nice! Thanks!!!!
12th December 2006

Glad you are out of Bolivia!
Tan- Great pictures, as usual. I'm glad you got your camera fixed. What kind of mine was it? Looks like they were just mining a bunch of rocks! The bed bugs sound gross. How were you able to sleep in that bed? I'm itching just thinking about it. The salt flats look like salt flats. What's the big attraction? i don't think I would want to stay in a hotel made out of salt! I bet you had to pay an arm and a leg to get something to drink in that place. Was it hot there? I don't know why I am asking all these questions since you probably won't reply to them in your blog. Maybe I better send you an email full of questions. Stay safe and send more blogs-- Love, Dad
22nd December 2006

Digital camera repair man?
Hi, my camera has also given up the ghost and we´re heading to Sucre next, please please could you let me know where you found the guy who repaired yours??
31st December 2006

sorry, i got this late. don`t remember the name of the place but it was right on the plaza 25th mayo. the guy´s name was david. good luck
15th April 2011

When and where?
I'm currently in sucre and my camera is playing up big time after the Salar trip. It'd be great to be able to get it looked at. So any info you could pass on would be most welcome

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