An eventful arrival in La Paz

I guess that when the mindset is wrong, everything else starts to go wrong as well. After getting back to Copacabana, I enjoyed the setting sun from one of the rooftop terraces with view on the lake… while desperately trying to have a proper internet connection. I ultimately abandoned the latter to fully concentrate on…

Watching piglets running on the beach with watery eyes

Getting past the border control was a bit more complicated than it had been in other countries. Or at least this is the feeling I had. Maybe because there were so many people queuing at once, as they came down the buses. But all in all it took only about three hours to get to…

Champagne & Chocolate with Alex & Alex

A DIVE INTO THE CLASSIEST DRINK ON THE PLANET, PLUS A TOUCH OF BELGIUM’S SAVOIR-FAIRE WITH EXOTIC COCOA BEANS FROM AROUND THE WORLD. THAT’S THE EVENING THAT I RECENTLY GOT TO ENJOY WITH CHARLES-ERIC FROM ALEX & ALEX AND I CAN DEFINITELY TELL YOU IT’S AN EVENING YOU WOULD LOVE. I’ve always been a bon vivant. I…

A deep blue cockroach – undergoing a painful metamorphosis

Back in the hotel, all of a sudden, I started to feel very lonely. It had happened on other occasions. But there, it was a bit different. I was really getting the blues. Not so much that I missed home. I think it was more the company of fellow human beings. Having someone with whom…

Food. It does keep you walking.

It was 22.00 when we went to bed. 4.30 a.m. when we were out of it again – I started to doubt if I would seriously ever have normal waking hours again after that. And when we left at 5.00 a.m., we were almost on the late side. What awaited us that day was ooooone…

Spending the night in an oasis is worth an 8 hours’ walk

I woke up at 2.45, took a shower… and at 3.00 sharp, there stood the mini-van in front of the hotel. My body half naked and my hair wet. I probably shouldn’t have ignored the information provided by the hostel owner – see previous post – but it started to feel weird waking up at…

The classy life of nuns

I could have stayed a few more days in Cusco. There were still plenty of things to see. But I had been there for about a week and felt the need to move on. My time was getting shorter too. I had only one month left before going back to Belgium and still so many…

More stairs. More humidity.

The Machu Picchu mountain was closing at 13.00. So, at one point, I did need to move on. Back downstairs. Although it was a lot faster than going up, it wasn’t that easy either, needing to watch my step all the time. But I got back to the site without any injury. With a lot…