A little about Playa Zipolite, The Beach of the Dead . . .

Playa Zipolite, Oaxaca, Southern Mexico, on the Pacific Ocean. A little bit about my favorite little get-away on this small world of ours.

Zipolite, a sweaty 30-minute walk west from Puerto Angel, brings you to Playa Zipolite and another world. The feeling here is 1970's - Led Zep, Marley, and scruffy gringos.

A long, long time ago, Zipolite beach was usually visited by the Zapotecans...who made it a magical place. They came to visit Zipolite to meditate, or just to rest.

Recently, this beach has begun to receive day-trippers from Puerto Angel and Puerto Escondido, giving it a more TOURISTY feel than before.

Most people come here for the novelty of the nude beach, yoga, turtles, seafood, surf, meditation, vegetarians, discos, party, to get burnt by the sun, or to see how long they can stretch their skinny budget.

I post WWW Oaxaca, Mexico, Zipolite and areas nearby information. Also general budget, backpacker, surfer, off the beaten path, Mexico and beyond, information.

REMEMBER: Everyone is welcome at Zipolite.



Sunday, October 25, 2015

Bugs and Boars and Photos of Bolivia SEP 24

Bugs and Boars and Photos of Bolivia

Bugs and Boars and Photos of Bolivia

If you’ve read my blog before, then you probably know that my favorite website for information about living abroad is Transitions Abroad. Well I’m proud to say that my storyBugs and Boars in the Bolivian Jungle was awarded 3rd place in their 2015 Narrative Travel Contest. Please click the link for the story.
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The story takes place half a day up the Beni River, a large tributary of the Amazon, from Rurrenabaque, a small town in the Bolivian jungle.
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In total I spent about a month in Bolivia, mostly in La Paz:
If you are wondering why the quality of these photos is so bad, it’s because I took them with a disposable camera. My digital camera – filled with a month of photos from Ecuador and Peru, including Machu Picchu – was stolen when I was poking around the market in this photo:
La Paz is built in a valley below the broad altiplano, a very high flat area. You can see the edge of it here:
There´s good hiking all around.
After La Paz I went to Rurrenabaque, where I went into the jungle, and after that I traveled across small towns in eastern Bolivia.
Back to La Paz – one of the tourist things to do, but really cool, is to ride a bicycle down the “World’s Most Dangerous Road,” which goes from high up in the mountains above La Paz all the way down to the jungle.
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Thanks, and please click the link for my story Bugs and Boars in the Bolivian Jungle.

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