Bolivia – Part 1 – La Paz

Bolivia – Part 1 – La Paz

Introduction La Paz is a place to get high, constantly high. I am not referring to ingesting mind-altering drugs. Rather I am talking about being closer to the sun. Before I arrived, I knew La Paz is the highest capital city in the world at approximately 12,000 feet (3650 meters). I did not know that most walking there would be on steep slopes. I did not know that there are cable cars crisscrossing between the surrounding mountains that are another 1,000 feet about the ground. I did not know that the surrounding snowcapped…continue reading →
Argentina – Land of Contrasts

Argentina – Land of Contrasts

ARGENTINA – PART 1 - TRAVEL ESSENTIALS Argentina is a land of contrasts. Still a frontier destination in the New World, but mostly European in culture. It has one of the lowest population densities in the world, but the capital Buenos Aires has one the highest. It is a land of many glaciers and wide expanses of desert. It is the home of gauchos and many world famous architects. The country has animals as diverse as penguins and elephant seals to guanacos and rheas. Iguazu Falls is one of one of world’s largest…continue reading →
Cuba: Living in the Past – Evolving to the Future.

Cuba: Living in the Past – Evolving to the Future.

Cuba is the largest island in the Caribbean with great beaches, impressive (though often deteriorated) architecture and friendly, stylish people. It is renowned for its music creating genres such as: rumba, mambo, trova and others; and for its musicians including the international famous Buena Vista Social Club. However, the single item that most likely pops into your mind when you think of Cuba, is its abundance of classic cars ranging from the 50s and 60s. Amazingly, all of this and more just 90 miles from the US. In a world of harmony and…continue reading →