Tag: South America

Lake Titicaca

After our two night stay in La Paz, Bolivia it was time for us to increase elevation and visit the beautiful Lake Titicaca. With the snow-topped glacier mountains of the Cordillera Real in the backdrop, we began our long drive towards Copacabana around the eastern edge of the […]

Valle de la Luna

Valle de la Luna is a natural and unique feature that is unexpected so close to the people packed hustle and bustle of La Paz. Rumored to have been named Moon Valley by astronaut Neil Armstrong this fact has been hard to prove. The rock formations in the […]

Verdant Yungas

The Yungas area I remember was a highland cloud forest, verdant and full of intrigue. The Yungas I remember held waterfalls and streams with boundless butterflies and singing tropical birds. Hidden Inca paths and sleepy Aymara towns that whisper of a time past that still exists today. It […]

Returning to Bolivia

As a younger lass, my father was an Latin American Anthropologist, and my mother a native of Bolivia. A country filled of contrasts, vibrant with life and certainly a lesser traveled destination. I had lived in La Paz, Bolivia during part of my high-school years, attending the prestigious […]

Tilling in the Andes

High in the Bolivian Altiplano region of the Andes Mountains, the Aymara Indians survive by farming the harsh, rocky terrain. Truly a family affair where all hands are used to till the tough soil and plant potatoes, corn and wheat for future harvest. Today’s the day for digging […]

Where is it?

Think you’ve lost me? Nope, I’ve been a busy early Santa elf, preparing for the holidays as they snuck up on me and are peeking around the corner. I’ve been busy, busy, busy like the chipmunk gathering his acorns for winter. Things are starting to come together but […]

On an Adventure

Perhaps the year was 1960 high in the Andes Mountains on the edge of Lake Titicaca on the Bolivia side. Traveling, my mother and two older sisters were ready to embark on an adventure. Where they were to go, only they know. Perhaps to the Island of the […]

Beast of Burden

  High in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, donkeys work hard along their Aymara friends in the harvest. A true beast of burden. Image captured by William E. Carter, Anthropologist in the mid 1970’s. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ When we are sure that we are on the right road there is […]