En La Copa – Copacabana Bolivia

Copacabana, Bolivia is a popular stopping point between Puno, Peru and La Paz, Bolivia. Close to the historical “Isla del Sol” and Isla de la Luna” Copacabana has certainly grown up since I was last there 30 years ago. I remember driving there with my friend in a rented jeep and the road was unpaved…

Aymaras of Bolivia

One cannot visit Bolivia without being immediately impressed upon the large Indigenous population that makes the country thrive. In fact, over 62% of Bolivia’s people are of Indigenous ancestry and of 36 ethnic groups, the majority of them are Aymara or Quechua. My father dedicated a good portion of his Anthropology career in studying the…

The Ancient Village of Tiwanaku

High in the Altiplano region of Bolivia on the southwest edge of Lake Titicaca lies the Unesco World Heritage site of Tiwanaku. The historical ruins of the Spiritual and Political center of Tiwanaku can date its roots from as far back as 300 C.E. Even earlier traces of civilization have been found in the area…

Lake Titicaca

After our two night stay in La Paz, Bolivia it was time for us to increase elevation and visit the beautiful Lake Titicaca. With the snow-topped glacier mountains of the Cordillera Real in the backdrop, we began our long drive towards Copacabana around the eastern edge of the lake. It took a long time for…

Valle de la Luna

Valle de la Luna is a natural and unique feature that is unexpected so close to the people packed hustle and bustle of La Paz. Rumored to have been named Moon Valley by astronaut Neil Armstrong this fact has been hard to prove. The rock formations in the valley on one side resemble what one…

The City of La Paz Bolivia

The City of La Paz, Bolivia is located in a large basin high in the Andes Mountains and is one of two capitals of Bolivia. Being the seat for the Executive and Legistative branch, the other Capital is Sucre and hosts the judicial branch of Bolivia’s government. Founded in 1548 by Spaniard Captain Alonzo de…

Verdant Yungas

The Yungas area I remember was a highland cloud forest, verdant and full of intrigue. The Yungas I remember held waterfalls and streams with boundless butterflies and singing tropical birds. Hidden Inca paths and sleepy Aymara towns that whisper of a time past that still exists today. It was one of my mother’s favorite places…

Returning to Bolivia

As a younger lass, my father was an Latin American Anthropologist, and my mother a native of Bolivia. A country filled of contrasts, vibrant with life and certainly a lesser traveled destination. I had lived in La Paz, Bolivia during part of my high-school years, attending the prestigious private American school along with children of…

Sunrise at Sandy Point

An early wake up call that I can blame on the Skyfire feature on my smartphone app The Photographer’s Ephemeris that caused me to drive down to Sandy Point Park for sunrise. Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning as a storm front is coming in this evening. The beach was quiet, giving me…

Heading North

It was a fog filled morning at Middle Creek Wildlife Management Area today. The Snow geese have arrived in full force this past week and today was the first chance I had to get up there to spend some time with this mesmerizing flock. The 2018 year has proven to have the largest numbers present…