Tag Archives Bolivia

When you’re traveling and check into a hotel, sometimes it’s exciting and luxurious. Sometimes it’s rather perfunctory – not much more than a bed for a few hours. And sometimes, it’s completely unmemorable and your room looks exactly like the room you stayed in three months ago halfway around the world – you can’t even tell the difference. But it…

Frommer’s lives! Last week came the depressing news that Google, which had purchased the rights to the ubiquitous Frommer’s Travel Guides last year, would stop printing the books, and that the content would exist in purely digital form. That caused much gnashing of teeth among veteran travelers, admittedly driven at least partially by nostalgia. Well, 84-year-old Arthur Frommer was among…

Time again for Friday Links, a collection of the most interesting international travel writing from the past seven days and – hopefully – provide you with some weekend reading. The capsizing of the Costa Concordia continues to dominate international headlines. You can read all the latest versions of Captain Francesco Schettino’s story in a million places, so you’re on your…

Coca producers blockaded the only highway linking La Paz with the northern Amazon region on October 12th to demand the dismissal of two ministers and changes in the country's drug policy. At least 3,000 people are participating in the roadblock and additional blockades are reportedly widespread in Yungas region. The protest comes despite the Bolivian government’s action to repeal a…

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