Well, I guess I can not really say never, because we did get the trucks blessed by some kind and generous monks in Thailand, so maybe you can consider the blessing of the trucks in Copacabana, Bolivia an after-the-fact kudos to the powers that be.
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Better Late Than Never
December 17, 2008 – 4:59 pm
By Steve Bouey | Posted in Bolivia, Events, Road Conditions, The Toyotas | Also tagged Blessings, Bolivia, carretera de la muerte, Cathedral, Copacabana, death road, monks, padre, Peru, priest, Rough Guides, sequoia, Thailand, toyota, witch doctor | Comments (1)
November 2, 2008 – 10:08 pm
Having your own mode of transportation has a lot of benefits. We have said countless times that there is no substitute for having the ability to explore a country free of the constraints of public transportation and on your own schedule. When you have your own transportation, I believe you become a lot more aware of your surroundings, especially the small details that might blur by the window of a bus or a train. One thing that I have noticed a lot of here in South America are roadside shires. If you ask any of the other members on the expedition, they might actually go as far as suggesting that I have become obsessed by these roadside tributes, especially when I slam on the brakes to go and take a closer look at them.
By Steve Bouey | Posted in Argentina, Chile, History, South America, Trip Thoughts | Also tagged Argentina, chile, customs, Difunta Correa, folk heros, Gaucho gil, Shrine | Comments (1)