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Days 109 to 115 – São Paulo and Ilha Grande, Brazil

São Paulo and Ilha Grande, Brazil, September 24 to 30, 2003 — We traveled by jeep from the Pantanal to the city of Campo Grande, where we took an overnight bus to São Paulo — arriving about 29 hours after we left the fazenda.  It was very strange to be in a large, modern city for…

Days 102 to 108 – Sucre Bolivia to the Pantanal Brazil

The Pantanal, Brazil, September 17 to 23, 2003 — Our penultimate day in Bolivia were spent in Potosi where we visited a coal mine.  It was one of most depressing place I’ve ever been, but I got great photos.  I swear.  Unfortunately none ever made it out of my camera as the memory card failed…

Days 95 to 101 – Valle de la Luna and Uyuni, Bolivia

La Paz and Uyuni, Bolivia, September 10 to 16, 2003 — Because of the bus strike, we couldn’t leave La Paz, even though we were tired of staying in the city.  So, we took a taxi to the outskirts of town, a place called Valle de la Luna — a relatively wealthy area with a…

Days 88 to 94 – Coroico and La Paz, Bolivia

Coroico and La Paz, Bolivia, September 3 to 9, 2003 — I can’t really recall why (and our travel diaries don’t say), but for some reason my camera barely came out of its bag for a few days, including on a beautiful ferry and bus ride from Lake Titicaca to La Paz.  But I do…