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Old 02-27-2013, 08:13 PM   #151
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It is a strange bargain that we make when we visit another land. We carry the the foibles every other other visitor who has been their before as well as everyone who will follow.
And I didn't know how true that was until I visited Bolivia. Never felt so much like an outsider.
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:15 PM   #152
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Heya, just found this RR. Amazing stuff. It really makes me want to go on a trip like this sometime sooner rather than later!
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Awesome so far. What an adventure!
Thank you!!! Finding it harder and harder to keep up the RR as I get closer to the end, so I am glad you guys are enjoying it!
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:07 AM   #153
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YES! Definitely keep it up please...for the sake of my sanity during this long, cold winter
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:13 AM   #154
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Don't stop! keep going!
I just found your RR and for the last hour or so I've been looking through it. Amazing trip. Great pictures and a great story!

You say you are close to the end... Are you still going all-the-way-south?
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:22 AM   #155
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:28 PM   #156
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Well done on getting to the bottom

Saw on Debs posting that you gals had made it to the bottom so congratulation sounds like you had tough trip down but a lot of fun.
So what now?


Picture of you and Debs at the top of South America trying to figure out how you were going to get to the bottom

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Old 03-12-2013, 04:04 PM   #157
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Don't stop! keep going!
I just found your RR and for the last hour or so I've been looking through it. Amazing trip. Great pictures and a great story!

You say you are close to the end... Are you still going all-the-way-south?
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Are you there yet?
To Answer the burning questions and jump a head in my RR:

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Old 03-12-2013, 04:33 PM   #158
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Excellent! Glad to know you made it! Hope you are having a blast!
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:59 PM   #159
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Hello Allison,
I was reading your travel and heard you had an infection.
My wife told me taking a lot of anti-biotic weaken the area protection


Don't trust this, we are not doctor but my wife had study many years on this
particular subject, may be you can do more search on this.

I hope this will help.
Thank for your writing, I am friend of Frankie (Hong Kong rider with the KLR)


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Old 03-13-2013, 09:18 AM   #160
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Congratulations on making it to TDF! That's quite an accomplishment, hope you are taking the time to celebrate accordingly .

What's next...ride up Africa?
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:34 AM   #161
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Nice! Did the rangers get pissed at you for Bringing your bikes in?
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:46 AM   #162
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Just my 2 cents, but I don't view them as poor. I see them richer in many ways living a simpler life, knowing the land, keeping traditions alive, and not having/knowing the same consumeristic ideas as gringos. Maybe that is what I don't want to feed into. But it is ultimately their choice.
I have to agree with this sentiment. There have been times I've wondered why some seem so intent on adopting the gringo culture and have tried explaining that what they have is special particularly in terms of humanity.

Sorry to hear you felt so much like an outsider in Bolivia. I have to wonder what's up there with that. Initially a surprise, I've had the pleasure of feeling more welcomed by the people in other South American countries than back home in the states!

Hope all's going well.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:11 AM   #163
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Perhaps it is a case of the grass seeming greener on the other side? The Euro-American lifestyle appears to have become the default aspiration for all developing countries. Reminds me of the people I frequently encounter who lament the loss of the sense of community they had in "the old neighborhood" but who were the very same people who moved out of that neighborhood as soon as they had the chance. Maybe Joni Mitchell had it right: you don't know what you've got til it's gone.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:57 AM   #164
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The greener-grass syndrome - it seems to be equally deceiving from both sides of the fence. I'm sure that's a factor, yup... and Joni sings of an observation noted well before her time.
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Old 03-16-2013, 09:42 AM   #165
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Saw on Debs posting that you gals had made it to the bottom so congratulation sounds like you had tough trip down but a lot of fun.
So what now?


Picture of you and Debs at the top of South America trying to figure out how you were going to get to the bottom

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That is such a great shot...thanks for the timing on that Phil! There were definitely points I wasn't sure I was going to make it or not. Wow, how that seemed like so long ago...
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