Posts tagged "La Paz"
Parish notices, April 2014

Parish notices, April 2014

In the unlikely event that you haven’t read enough ill-informed articles by us about South America, there are now a couple more elsewhere on the internet. We’ve recently contributed a pair of short pieces on Latin American football to Libero, a splendid new digital football travel guide run by our old friend, colleague and football...
Month 9

Month 9

10 March – 9 April 2014 Countries Bolivia & Peru (total 7) Distance 828.12km (total 9,725.28km) Climb 5,448m (total 69,383m) Longest day 138.77km, Sicuani to Cusco in Peru (longest so far: 160.11km) Top speed 66kmh Punctures 1 (total 17; Will leads 12-5) Touring cyclists encountered 5 (total 41) Boats 4 (total 25) Planes 1 (total...
Snaps - March 2014

Snaps – March 2014

Another month’s worth of pictures from the road. For previous instalments, click here.     In the small towns and villages of southern Peru, we’ve regularly encountered eye-catching posters promoting shows by regional bands. These publicity stills generally show an unnecessarily large cluster of men wearing matching outfits and making, with a degree of uniformity,...
The Voice of the Bolivian Andes | Listening in

The Voice of the Bolivian Andes | Listening in

Two nights spent listening to music in La Paz. The banner in the lobby shows a young man: tie pulled tight, face scrubbed clean, topped with a quiff and lit up by a Saturday-night smile. The look, Roy Orbison stripped of his sunglasses, is archaic; so, too, is the photograph, tinted by hand and probably...
Snaps - November 2013

Snaps – November 2013

This month’s collection of point-and-click snapshots with asinine commentary follows below. In the unlikely event you’d like more of this nonsense, click here to see our snaps from past months, and  click here to visit our Flickr page.     Grand from the outside and elegant within, Buenos Aires’s Teatro Colón draws plenty of foreign...