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Peter Nelson’s travels – first parachute jump, part 1

by Peter Nelson  When we were training to be sky divers, we started from scratch.  Literally.  We even folded and packed our own parachutes.  At...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Argentina and points south

by Peter Nelson  Crossing the River Plate into Argentina, the day is cool and windy.  Buenos Aires is not as horrid as I’d expected.  But...

Peter Nelson’s travels – Southern Brazil and Uruguay

by Peter Nelson  Bill’s sister Melodie lives in Sao Paulo.  Sao Paulo’s the business and financial center of Brazil.  Periodically, it fights with Rio over...

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...

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