23 November 2008

various photos from Bolivia cycle tour year 2000

The lower photo is of myself arriving to the summit of the HUILA KOTA region at an altitude of approximately 5200 metre.Next to this is the MOON PLAIN near San Pedro Atacama, which is the driest place on earth. During this hike the campesinos (unionised workers) had gone on strike and martial law had been declared. We were unaware of this whilst hiking in such a remote area and eventually stumbled upon the worker's blockades. The group photo is of our mixed travellers group who were stranded in SORATA during this time. In the group photo is "YAHOO", wearing a green shirt in the front row, an ex-pat Australian long distance runner, now living in Austria.***refer to Bolivia blog dated 5 APRIL for further information/

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