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Jul 3, 2005 - Meet my friend Scot

"... the tourist/traveler distinction has largely degenerated into a cliquish sort of fashion dichotomy... In reality, travel is not a social contest, and vagabonding has never represented a caste on the tourist/traveler hierarchy... Instead of worrying about whether you're a tourist or a traveler, the secret of "seeing" your surroundings on the road is to keep things real," Rolf Potts. Meet Scot. He's from Washington, D.C. We met on April 13, the day we started a three-day tour of the Salar de Uyuní from Chile to Bolivia. I've been...

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May 12, 2005 - Mancora, northern Peru

Headed up here overnight, to get better waves and warmer water. Guess what! The water's cold, the moon is a tiny crescent and there are no waves :-( It's a nice town, but full of travellers, and I'm not in the mood for it. Looking back, Huanchaco was a great little fishing village, with mainly locals, and I appreciate it even more now. Plus the waves were HUGE! But I didn't go out boarding, cos everyone said this would be the place. More from Guayaquil, Ecuador tomorrow...

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