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!"
“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
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