Surviving a Zombie Gummi Bear Attack in Bolivia

Surrealism in Bolivia

Biking out of Peru and into Bolivia, little seemed to change culturally. Many of the people come from the same ancestors, the Inca, only separated by border lines. But one can't help but feel sorry for a country like Bolivia whose 5 neighbors have all moved those border lines and taken some of Bolivia's land over the centuries. Still Bolivians are warm up at these high altitudes of altiplano (high altitude flat terrain). The big open spaces, especially in the magical salt flats, make for an interesting ambience. Other than that, after recent developments in the United States I am considering extending my trip around the world until January 2021.      Arequipa, Peru to Uyuni, Bolivia 10/16 to 11/18

This video shows a tornado that Bolivians were able to reroute using whispers and hand movements, the Dali like Salt Flats, and a routine drug check.

Uyuni Salt Flat Adventures: Surviving a Zombie Gummy Bear Attack

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Out of nowhere there was a zombie gummy bear attack, but I managed to get away

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Then a dinosaur started chasing me

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I started having bike problems and I got caught in a wheel

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I got lost looking for my bike

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And when I finally found it I tried pulling it…

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And pushing it until I finally got out of the salt flat

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Behind the scenes

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First snow of the trip as I left Peru. Riding in freezing rain in the middle of the day with no nearby towns, I was forced to set up my tent in the early afternoon. I escaped hypothermia, and shortly after I crawled in my tent the rain turned to snow, turning my tent into an igloo by nightfall.

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img_3589Bolivians block the streets with dirt to protest several issuesimg_3720

img_3517This Peruvian Bball court reminded me that basketball season has started again. Go Hoosiers!