Road Trip in the Andes

8 Jan

I’ve just returned from my latest travels in South America. We took a road trip into the Colombian Andes. As the images below bear witness, it’s difficult to take a decent photograph out of the window of a moving car on a not-so-smartphone. But the Andes and its people remain innately photogenic (as do those omnipresent dogs). No doubt, parts of the great mountain range are still dangerous for the traveller – I have in mind Mario Vargas Llosa’s Death in the Andes. It’s easy to see how anti-Western sentiments might arise. Elderly people sit by the roadside all day to scratch a living from the snacks they’ve cooked. Global inequalities are manifest. But I experienced no hostility myself, just the inspiring, big-screen vistas of the Andes themselves. Feliz Año Nuevo!

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All text and images © PSR 2017

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4 Responses to “Road Trip in the Andes”

  1. masgautsen January 8, 2017 at 4:04 pm #

    Looks lovely Paul!

  2. Oh, the Places We See January 21, 2017 at 1:03 pm #

    Love this post — I’ve never been to the region and may never get there. So thanks for sharing your take on it. Thanks, too, for following Oh, the Places We See. Great to have you traveling along with us, too!

    • Paul Sutton Reeves January 21, 2017 at 1:27 pm #

      Your blog looks great too! I didn’t think I’d ever get there either – life takes strange twists and turns…

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