Lobsters to Llamas, Maritimes to Argentina

Discussion in 'Epic Rides' started by Kedgi, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    just a little note to say thanks for keeping this report going thru thick and thin, nice pics and ongoing commentary
    just sit back and smile as the the blizzard bears down on New England and the Maritimes....:norton
  2. Digasi

    Digasi Been here awhile

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    Happy Birthday.

    Better late then never :D
  3. Kedgi

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    A look around this Gigantic City, La Paz

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    The Witches Market ( don't ask me? Wierd)

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    Another Witches Market shot. You can see the lady hiding from my camera

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    I think this is the President's residence. The Mapa Turista (Tourist Map) was a little confusing


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    Guarding what appeared to be a coffin at a big church

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    Locals having lunch in the Park

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    I don't know what this is. It looked something like popcorn but it wasn't, In hindsight I'm not even sure it was food.

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    Typical wiring

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    I found the highest Irish bar but didn't go in. It's more Hostal than Bar

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    There are many beautiful old colonial builds falling apart. It's a sin. Hopefully one day they will have a rejuvenation like Old Panama City is enjoying.


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    You see these little trikes everywhere in Latin America. This one looked brand new.


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    I passed by the Motorcycle Cop Office. They use KLR's

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    Jaen Street, nicely restored like Old La Paz

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    Another Colonial beauty that needs help

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    Another shot from Jaen Street, that shows the densely packed houses on the mountain in the distance.

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    The mountains are just filled with buildings. I think this is the biggest city I have ever been in except for maybe NY

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    Three Up! Something you see all the time in Latin America


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    That's it for now. I hope you enjoyed a look around La Paz, I know I did.

    Kedgi
  4. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    Hi Dwight,

    I may be able to shed some light on the witches' market. In Latin America there are two types of witches. The curandero/a's who are not really witches in our sense but more like shamans or traditional healers. In all probability, the things for sale were herbs and other materials which would be called 'herbal' or 'alternative' remedies north of Mexico.

    The evil witches are brujas who cast spells like to sour milk or do other mischief.

    Where I am, curanderas are well respected mostly in the rural areas. Think of it not as witchcraft but traditional or natural healers.
  5. roadholder

    roadholder Long timer

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    Have been enjoying this RR. Never thought summer in SA could be so cold!
    Ride safe!
  6. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    Nice work! I'll dig into this RR a little more when I have more time. Haven't been through Shediac in a year or so. Happy travels.
  7. Kedgi

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    Cool Thanks!

    It's so neat what you can learn here on ADVrider

    Kedgi
  8. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    hehehe

    Thanks
  9. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    Appreciated

    It was a good celebration in spite of all that happened!

    kedgi
  10. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    Guys and Girls

    My good friend Jacquie died yesterday, way too young, from cancer. I know most of you don't know her or her wonderful husband Mark, but if you believe in prayer please say a prayer for them tonight.

    That's all I want to say about that on this RR

    Thanks

    Dwight
  11. Kedgi

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    Cheers and thanks

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  12. Kedgi

    Kedgi Banned

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    Me either. 13 was the high today.

    kedgi
  13. Kedgi

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    We all had a good time. here's the proof

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    Thanks to Camelia for the photo!

    Dwight
  14. slide

    slide A nation in despair

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    Probably people in S.A. can't believe Canada gets that cold either.
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    Kedgi Banned

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    You know, the people I have met down here that have asked about Canada seem to understand we get severely cold, and what they ask about is if we can heat our houses. They seem relieved when I tell them SI!
  16. HDen

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    Last night was -26C (-15F) here so, Si, we had to heat the house :D
  17. yellowknife

    yellowknife Is In Canada

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    Imagine if it wasn't for global warming it might be -26.1C... :D

    Great RR - I always check into this one every chance I can. Your candid writing puts a ride like this in perspective. Keep it up and don't hurry home cause like the ole fellar said the wind ain't blowin - this place just sucks...

    Massive blizzard lining us up right now and the temps are a little testy even for this former Northerner.

    YK
  18. riverman

    riverman Life is great !

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    So, Kedgi, we are going to have to put up with another 8 weeks or so of this cold weather in New Brunswick which means that you are going to have to stay on the road for at least another 8 weeks. Otherwise we may just lose our sanity if we do not have your report to look forward to each day :nod. It is so funny when I mention to someone some tidbit of information about a country down there and people ask me how I knew that and I just say - "Nightly on-line geography lesson from my buddy Dwight - who I have not even met yet".
  19. Kedgi

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    SI!

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    " The wind ain't blowin' this place just sucks"

    OMG!!!! I laughed til I cried, I wish I'd heard that one many years ago! hahahahaha

    Thanks

    Dwight