South America

Travels in Central and South America

Isla Genovesa

 The third stop on our trip was at Genovesa Island.  This was the longest sail we'd have to do on the trip, and was the worst nights sleep any of us experienced.  Our boat was comfortably sized for the... Read More...

Isla Lobos, Galapagos

 The first stop on the Galapagos trip was a small little island just off the coast of Isla Santa Cruz.  It's not the most spectacular island, but for a group of tourists who are very eager to get their... Read More...

Alcohol, Drugs and Dynamite

 Potosi in Bolivia is one of the physically highest cities in the world.  At an altitude of 13,420 life is hard enough just existing, but in this city the main industry is the continuation of a 450 yea... Read More...

Tarabuco Market

 Our arrival in Sucre on a Saturday turned out to be very serendipitous, as it allowed us to take a short bus ride over to the weekly Sunday market in Tarabuco.  Up until recently, this was a very trad... Read More...
Abandoned locomotive at Bolivia's railroad graveyard

Bolivia’s Train Graveyard

Exploring Bolivia's Train Graveyard Once we arrived in Uyuni itself, the tour was pretty much finished, except for one last stop to an eerie old train graveyard.  Imported from Great Britain in the late part o... Read More...

Salar de Uyuni

 Rising early the next morning to a steaming cup of the ubiquitous third world Nescafe,  we headed out towards what would be the highlight of the trip...the Salar de Uyuni.As empty as a newborn's i... Read More...

The Atacama desert of Bolivia

 After a final night of sleep in a comfortable bed, James and I climbed into a  pair of decrepit old Land Rovers with  drivers who spoke next to no English, and had an apparent case of chronic sleep de... Read More...

Valle De La Luna

 After leaving Easter Island, James and I headed to the Atacama desert to take a more unconventional path into Bolivia. We caught a quick flight and bus to a town called San Pedro de Atacama. This is a... Read More...

Easter Island

Henry visits Easter Island and is stunned at the ancient statues he finds.