Posted by | March 18, 2013
Global Glimpses: Oruro, Bolivia

  In February 2009, I spent three weeks in Bolivia on a guidebook assignment. In the unassuming Altiplano town of Oruro, I made a pitstop at Casa Arte Taller Cardozo...

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Posted by | May 3, 2010
Why I love Bolivia

As a travel writer, one of the questions I get asked all the time is: "What is your favorite country?" My typical answer is that I don't really have favorites...

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Posted by | April 6, 2009
Art oasis in Oruro, Bolivia

On a mid-February afternoon, as I was finalizing guidebook research in the unassuming Altiplano town of Oruro in Bolivia, I made my way to the last stop on the itinerary...

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Posted by | February 21, 2009
Tupiza: Bolivia’s Wild West

Yesterday morning, I left a small town called Tupiza, perched at 2950 metres. One of Bolivia's most overlooked destinations, it is a lovely little spot surrounded by dazzling countryside of...

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Posted by | February 17, 2009
Back from Bolivia’s wilderness

The silence since my last post has been due to a very intense and busy period of guidebook research and, more importantly, being far away from civilization for a few...

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Posted by | February 7, 2009
Landed to La Paz, Bolivia

At 6.30 this morning, I landed to La Paz, Bolivia. The moment I stepped outside, I could feel the altitude high. At 3660 metres, La Paz can be quite a...

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Posted by | July 24, 2008
The mines of Bolivia

I am not writing this from Bolivia. But in my mind, it is 2002 and I'm in this landlocked country, on a five-week research trip for The Rough Guide to...

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