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Peter Nelson’s travels – The road to Rio

by Peter Nelson On the road outside Belem, I set a new (and so far unbroken) bad-luck hitching record.  Two days — TWO DAYS!! —...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Uaupes and down the Amazon

by Peter Nelson  Well, this could be the last hump in the road back to what passes for civilization, but it’s proving to be a...

Peter Nelson’s travels – In the middle of the jungle

by Peter Nelson  When last we saw our lonesome hero, he was bailing madly with a battered coffee can, desperately trying to keep a cracked...

Peter Nelson’s travels – San Fernando de Atabapo, Venezuela

by Peter Nelson  Time to move on.  Somewhere, at this point, “the decision” was made to continue upriver, to press on, not to go back...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Puerto Ayacucho, Venezuela

by Peter Nelson   Ten days later, we pull into Puerto Ayacucho, and I hop ashore.  End of the line, I guess.  Don’t have a clue what...

Peter Nelson’s travel – On the Orinoco River

by Peter Nelson  A few garbled words with someone who may or may not be the captain of this vessel, and I step onto this...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Caracas and Ciudad Bolivar,Venezuela

by Peter Nelson   Caracas is where Virginia, Fernando’s older sister lives, and I’ve been using her address for mail since I left Costa Rica.  Virginia...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Tunja, Columbia

 Leaving Bogota, I’m on my own again.  Everyone else is either going back to North America or down to Cali, where magic mushrooms sprout in abundance.  Another sister of...

Peter Nelson’s travels – the road to Bogota

by Peter Nelson Awright!  FINALLY! South American soil! Every building in Cartagena seems to be made of stone walls, two feet thick and faded pink.  Since everything continues to be cheaper by the dozen, all 12 of...

Peter Nelson’s travels – San Andreas Island

 by Peter Nelson Eventually, I find the Colòn docks and hear of a likely captain.  But when I meet him, I’m almost defeated by my...

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