Red Footed Booby

  “Red Footed Booby” I’ll never forget our visit on Tower Island – Genovesa Island in the Galapagos and the cacophony of nesting bird calls. Fondly known as the Bird Island, Genovesa Island hosts three types of booby birds, Magnificent Frigatebird and many others nesting on the island. The Island is barren save the mangroves…

The Roaring Waters of Great Falls

From my last post you heard about the unseasonable heavy rains we’ve been having in Maryland and the resulting over flowing waterfalls and streams in the area. Earlier in the week I had made plans to head to Great Falls in hopes of locating a Great blue heron rookery that I’ve heard about. They’ve been…

Laguna Colorada

Far in the southwestern region of Bolivia that borders Chile is Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve. The expanse of this refuge is impressive holding over 1.7 million acres of pristine high altitude desert. Found in the region are lakes, mountains, and active volcanoes. This reserve was established in 1973 as a critical area for…

The Province of Sur Lipez Bolivia

I left you holding your breath while I was enjoying Baby Llama and his soft fur. But my visit with him was to be brief for we were off for a long drive through the Province of Sur Lipez in Bolivia. The Sur Lipez region is found south of Villamar Mallcu and includes the Eduardo…

Villamar Mallcu

So here I am, in a random small village in the remote area of Southwestern Bolivia gasping for air in the near 13,000 feet of altitude. Our small hostal accommodations was full for the night as there are no nearby towns that offer places to stay. It was to be just a place to rest…

Into Remote Bolivia Part 1

It was time for us to leave the expansive Salar de Uyuni and begin our journey to the furthest reaches of the southwestern portion of Bolivia. A dirt road lead us away from the bustling town of Uyuni, and the landscape quickly gave way to expansive Quinoa fields, and Llamas roaming freely. Our drive was…

The Quinoa Fields of Bolivia

Quinoa – a super food from the Andes mountains that is a magical grain and now a hot food product on the international market. This super food is gluten free, low carbohydrate compared to rice and offers 4% protein. How I love Quinoa and what it offers for a healthy lifestyle. Originating from the altiplano…

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni, or the world’s largest salt flats is high in the Altiplano region of Bolivia. Now a popular place to visit for international visitors, it’s becoming better known in recent years. It’s a unique place that offers different perspectives from the rainy season in the earlier and warmer months of the year to…

Suriqui Island

Suriqui Island is a small island in Lake Titicaca on the Bolivian side near Huatajata. A small village that is home to under 1,600 residents is known for the Reed styled boat makers that use Totora reeds growing on the lake which can date back to pre-Colombian times. One of the descendants of these boatmakers…

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…