Crossing into Cochabamba (Drive Day 184: Dec 30th, 2003)

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photo by Gary Geboy

We are trying to make it out of the troubled capitol before the respite of the holidays is over. That’s when locals predict the riots to return and the threat of another coup to return. So we continue the search for my father’s camper. According to his memory, he sold it to the husband of a Bolivian woman we met in La Paz. Thirty years ago we traveled this route with Sonja and her little boy James. Now it’s just the two of us, stopping to marvel at what has been abandoned in the years between these trips in time.

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