After much hesitation and uncertainty, we finally bought our tickets to La Paz, Bolivia. We’re leaving Nov 2 and returning Nov 20, in time for our annual Thanksgiving party. Once we got our Rough Guide and could see photos and itineraries, we really started to get excited.
Bolivia is landlocked and spans both Andean highlands and Amazon lowlands. It’s geography is varied, it contains the ruins of Inca cities, it has the largest percentage of indigenous population, and proudly displays bright colors. The food looks interesting, bowlers are worn by women, and they make chocolate (as in grow the stuff!); what’s not to love?
We’re also trying something new this time; we’re travelling with just a tablet. Since WiFi is common enough (or so we’ve been led to believe), we’ll have a Nexus 7 (Android) tablet with Bluetooth keyboard and attachments that will connect to our cameras’ SD cards. We plan on our usual updates to the blog, and we’ll be posting on Facebook as well as Twitter. I’ll be testing our email list, so let me know if you want to be on that list and don’t get the test email.
That’s it for now. Harriet will be taking over the blog duties so there will be less equipment talk and more amusing observations on our travel.