Ceviche- the most popular South American food

Ceviche Delicious, fresh Ceviche (this was with sea bass) Ceviche is a classic South American raw fish dish (but ‘cooked’ a different way). It uses raw fish and or seafood…

Travel & Altitude

High above La Paz on Chacaltaya – once a remote ski slope above 5000 m / 17000 ft altitude. *Note: This is a personal blog about travel at altitude, but…

The Most Important City of the Last 500 Years

Potosi silver. For centuries this was the most important mint on the planet. The Baccus-like face is, in fact two-faced, happy, yet wicked and hides the old Spanish coat of…

El Salar de Uyuni – the Salt Flats

El Salar de Uyuni Blooming cactus! wow. A picnic out on the salt flats Jumping for joy. Located in Bolivia’s southern province of Potosi, the Salar de Uyuni is the…

The City of Peace – La Paz (Bolivia)

Nuestra Senora de La Paz There are few cities on earth as visually impressive as Bolivia’s high-altitude capital, Nuestra Señora de La Paz. From the dizzying heights of the city…

January & The Winter Rockies (Jasper Included)

Its all yellow in the heated chair! As we begin February here in the Canadian west, days are already becoming longer, although spring still feels very far away. I leave…

The Highs and Lows of the Americas – The Andes to the Mississippi

After spending the first half of 2014 high in the Andes I have recently been lucky enough to experience the extremely low lands along the shores of the southern Mississippi.…

Being Popular – Populismo

It is hard to imagine descending from 5000 meters (17000 feet) to 2800 meters (10000 feet) in roughly an hour, except perhaps by air. Well, not only is it possible, but…

The White Hell – El Infierno Blanco (the Highest City in the World), La Rinconada, Peru

I have been travelling to Peru on and off for 10 years and, as luck would have it, those ten years have coincided with this country´s longest sustained period of…

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