Jodi on November 25th, 2008

Hearing about the salt flats while planning our trip, Chris decided the Salar de Uyuni and its surrounding environs was a place he wanted to see. He thought cruising over the world’s largest salt flats in a 4×4 would be “pretty awesome”. I, on the other hand, had my doubts. But, the Salar proved me [...]

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Jodi on November 16th, 2008

In La Paz, we visited a few different agencies operating ecolodges in Madidi National Park. After visiting quite a few, we wandered into the offices of Madidi Travel and were greeted by Rosa Maria. Her friendliness and warmth immediately drew us in. As it turns out, she played an integral part in setting up Madidi [...]

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Jodi on November 16th, 2008

In venturing to South America, the Amazon Basin was a must-see destination for us. Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Brazil feature protected parts of the Amazon—and each claims to be the best in terms of wildlife protection and conservation. After a fair amount of research, we narrowed our sights on Manu National Park in Peru and [...]

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