Category Archives: Travel

Bury my heart – wherever

People ask me why I don’t go to a hospital when I am sick, when I get bitten by a bear/anaconda/piranha, when I have strange viruses, when I am bleeding from all orifices or when I have kidney stones (OK, … Continue reading

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The difference between Peru and Bolivia, illustrated in random messages

Whenever I move to a new country, I receive e-mails from people whom I don’t know, welcoming me to their country, offering help and giving advice. That’s nice. As I am about to move back from Peru to Bolivia, I realized … Continue reading

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Video: Take a break!

After hiking up and down Cerro San Luis (4,267 m) in Cajas National Park in Ecuador, I had to cross this river. The ranger had told me that if I kept walking along the side of the river, I would … Continue reading

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Every hotel should have this

When I checked into Mundo Albuerge Hostel (not recommended because too noisy) in Lima (ditto), Peru (ditto), they asked me if I wanted a room with cat or without cat. Hoping that “gatito” didn’t have any naughty meaning that I wasn’t aware … Continue reading

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A Walk around Iași

I only spent one day in Iași in the far east of Romania, which is the far east of Europe for most of my readers anyway, when I was on the way back from Moldova, even further east. But fear not, … Continue reading

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Video of La Paz in 1942

Anyone who has been to La Paz in Bolivia will notice that some things haven’t changed all that much since 1942, for example how food is sold at the market, the fashion and smiles all around.

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Bay of Sheep

Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca has not only the famous Bay of Pigs, but also a secret Bay of Sheep. With a view like this, I bet the wool produced by these sheep is extra cozy.

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