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La Paz Market Street   Leave a comment

BoliviaLa Paz Market Street — Photo-Artistry by kenne

Bodies pass through the world exchanging gifts
inscribing one another like a mutual tattoo
forcing them to see each other in mirrors and
be known in the sights of beasts and birds

. . . bodies are the center of remorse.

— Juan Carlos Orihuela (La Paz)

Return Flight To La Paz — Photo Essay   Leave a comment

Last Day On The River-33-72.jpgWe had a little time before going through airport security at the Rurrenabaque Airport.

BoliviaWe chose the shade tree outside, rather than waiting inside the terminal.

BoliviaOn the shuttle to the runway, Tom is entertaining the young women.

BoliviaWalking to the plane for our 30 minute flight over the Andes to La Paz.

BoliviaThe Andes are the longest continental mountain range in the world.
Images by kenne

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Posted September 18, 2019 by kenneturner in Bolivia, Information, La Paz, Photographic Essay

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Back In La Paz   1 comment

La Casona Hotel-5-72.jpgLa Casona Hotel

Downtown La Paz-72.jpgDowntown La Paz

La Casona Hotel-3-72.jpgDowntown La Paz

BoliviaDowntown La Paz — Images by kenne

Back In La Paz

An early morning
Streets still damp from a shower
In downtown La Paz.

Our stay will be short
Quick trip to Titicaca
Before flying home.

— kenne

 

El Alto, Bolivia   Leave a comment

El Alto-2-72.jpgOur last full day in Bolivia would be going to Lake Titicaca,
so early on August 24th, we met Michael Maldonado, our Lake Titicaca guide.
The most direct route takes us through El Alto, on the Altiplano highlands.
El Alto is today one of Bolivia’s fastest-growing urban centers,
with a population of over 1,000,000.  Driving through the city, construction is everywhere.

El Alto.jpgMichael Maldonado On His Phone.

BoliviaCommon to the architecture, the first floor is designed for commercial use.

BoliviaMost of the buildings in El Alto did not exist a decade ago,
so they are not only new but reflect a modern Bolivian style.

BoliviaImages by kenne (Click Here To See More Photos.)

 

 

Rurrenabaque, Gateway to Madidi National Park   2 comments

Rurrenrabaque-IMG_4555-72.jpgRurrenabaque is Located On the Beni River in Northern Bolivia.

Rurrenabaque-72.jpgDeboarding the plane from La Paz to Rurrenabaque where we spent the night. 

Rurrenrabaque-IMG_4556-72.jpgOriginally we were scheduled on a morning flight allowing time for us to drive 60 miles into Madidi National Park to an indigenous community where we would start our river journey on the Tuichi River. The later fight caused the drive into Madidi to be delayed to the next day.

Rurrenrabaque-IMG_4557-72After deboarding, we were shuttled to the nearby terminal.

Rurrenrabaque-IMG_4558-72.jpgConstruction equipment and a billboard were signs a new much larger terminal was under construction.

Rurrenrabaque-IMG_4559-72Rurrenabaque Airport Terminal

 

BoliviaRurrenabaque Airport Terminal

Rurrenrabaque-3-72.jpgNearby cafe and restrooms is where a taxi was waiting to transport us to Rurrenabaque.

Posted September 5, 2019 by kenneturner in Bolivia, Information, La Paz, Photography

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Madidi Jungle Walking Trees   Leave a comment

Walking Tree-72.jpgWalking Trees, Madidi National Park — Image by kenne

Like so much in the Amazon
Everything seems to be on the
Move as you move through it.

— kenne

Posted September 4, 2019 by kenneturner in Bolivia, Information, La Paz, Photography

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Valley Of The Moon, La Paz, Bolivia   2 comments

Moon Valley-10-72.jpgTy Markey checks out the landscape at the Valley of the Moon (Chick Here for more Images)

Moon Valley, located 6+ miles from downtown of La Paz is where you will find impressive formations, composed mainly of clay were created by the persistent erosion of mountains and by the area’s strong winds and rains.

— kenne

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