I hope you remember my article about Chacaltaya. If not – read it now! Or, at the very least, watch my TEDx video about it: Alternatively or additionally, you can watch the movie “Samuel in the Clouds” when it comes to … Continue reading
On my hike to Chacaltaya, I came across a remote and deserted village in the mountains. The doors of the partially decaying houses are open, but none of them contains anything of use for me. One door is adorned with … Continue reading
This is something for my fellow international public law nerds. Q: When does the Vienna Convention of Consular Relations make front-page headlines? A: When there is a petty argument between Bolivia and Chile about the flag in front of the … Continue reading
Photographed on Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca.
From my current base in La Paz in Bolivia, I wanted to climb Chacaltaya. It seemed like a relatively easy mountain above 5000 m, and thus a good opportunity to set a new altitude record without falling into crevasses and battling with yetis. In … Continue reading
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It’s only a fast-food place in one of the stations of the urban cable car system in La Paz, but the view on Illimani is not bad. Yes, cable cars are part of the public transport system here.