Monday, August 1, 2016

GETTING AROUND IN LATIN AMERICA




My  husband and I embraced the joys and challenges (up to a certain point that is) in our nomadic lifestyle for almost eighteen years before he said "no mas." Now we are "settled" and I am blogging in order to recapture the memories of our nomadic years. For me those years were beyond exciting. I loved everything about discovering a new place, exploring it, and setting up a home base if it seemed right for us.

A very large part of our travels obviously involved getting from one place to another. It was called transportation and the challenges of transportation can be a real drag. But getting around in Latin America was a big part of the experience. It was often on the "getting around" part of our lifestyle that we met the most interesting people, saw the most interesting sights, and collected the most memorable memories.

Consequently, I have decided to share the different means of transportation which were most important to us during these years of our "getting around" in Latin America." In lieu of typical photograph captions, I will be adding quotes regarding travel which particularly resonate with me. So if you are ready, let's hit the road.  Or as we said most often to each other, "let's get back on the bus!"







"A  journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.” Lao Tzu

"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer.”  Anonymous
“To travel is to discover that everyone is wrong about other countries.” Aldous Huxley   

 
"If you wish to travel far and fast, travel light. Take off all your envies, jealousies, unforgiveness, selfishness and fears." Cesare Pavese 


"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." Robert Louis Stevenson









“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust


“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.” Ralph Waldo Emerson



“A ship is safe in the harbor, but that’s not what ships are built for.” Gael Attal



“Tourists don’t know where they’ve been, travelers don’t know where they’re going. Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” Paul Theroux


“All the pathos and irony of leaving one’s youth behind is thus implicit in every joyous moment of travel: one knows that the first joy can never be recovered, and the wise traveler learns not to repeat successes but tries new places all the time.” 
Paul Fussell


“Your true traveler finds boredom rather agreeable than painful. It is the symbol of his liberty-his excessive freedom. He accepts his boredom, when it comes, not merely philosophically, but almost with pleasure.” 
Aldous Huxley


“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.”  Mark Twain



“If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” James Michener


“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” 
St. Augustine



“There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” Robert Louis Stevenson


“Never go on trips with anyone you do not love.” Ernest Hemingway


“Every day is a journey, and the journey itself is home,” Matsuo Basho



Please join me in this nomadic journey through my photographs which include descriptive captions in the following album link.  I look forward to your company!

GETTING AROUND IN LATIN AMERICA


Please don't be shy!  Us bloggers love receiving questions, comments, or suggestions. Until next time, safe trails and travel well.  Laura




                                           Memories are just a click away!




                             
     




9 comments:

  1. Actually very nice means of transportation and wise sayings!
    Definitely, traveling is a gift.

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  2. Beautiful means of transportation. Traveling definitely is a gift. Bravo Laura!

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  3. Muchas gracias to our two world traveler amigos!

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  4. You are truly beautiful people.

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  5. And you are truly a sneaker with your hidden identity, but I have your number!

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  6. Those are some really interesting rides. 😜 Thanks for sharing. So glad you have time to share and reflect from your pv base.


    Keep on trucking, living, living, sharing, and laughing. Freddy

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  7. Absolutely delightful--just what I have come to expect from you. I love the quotes. And I love sharing glimpses into your interesting lives.

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  8. The feeling is mutual, amiga, with your amazing blog and travels! One of my favorite bloggers can be found at http://flavorsofthesun.blogspot.mx/

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  9. Very nice Laura!
    Excellent group of photos, the quotes are fabulous.

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