Steve Happ Photography Ramblings and dissertations

November 20, 2010

Back in Argentina

Filed under: South America — Tags: — admin @ 12:27 am

From La Paz to Rosario

Well, I am back in Argentina and it has been a long while since I made a post. It is a long story so here it goes. I got on the bus at La Paz and when we stopped for lunch half way to Cochabamba, my bag was missing with my camera and laptop in it. I had it above my seat. Some thief must have got on and lifted it while I was not looking.

I told the cops but there was nothing they could do. They just told me to report it to the tourist police. It is gone, end of story. That is why I havenĀ“t been posting any photos. All I have now is the point and shoot, so it is tourist shots from now on.

Villa Tunari
The River at Villa Tunari, Bolivia

After Cochabamba, I stopped at Villa Tunari for a few days. I went for a walk in the jungle over the other side of the river. It was so frustrating watching black headed kingfishers diving for fish and not being able to take any photos of them. drat.

Jungle Trees
Aerial roots on some jungle trees.

The jungle there reminded me heaps of Australian Rainforests. I was thinking that it may have been some sort of Gondwanaland thing. I have not looked that up yet. After Villa Tunari, I went to Santa Cruz, which is a big hot smoggy city just like all the rest of them. Then a long bus ride to the border of Argentina and down to Salta, Cordoba, and now I am at Rosario. Here is a photo of the river.

Rio Parana
Rio Parana, Rosario

They were catching heaps of catfish from the river and there were heaps of swallows just darting around over head. I could have got some great photos, doh!

3 Comments »

  1. Steve, I hope all your important stuff was in your pocket, losing the camera and laptop is bad enough,see you soon
    Lawrie

    Comment by Lawrie — November 21, 2010 @ 2:38 am

  2. P.S. is it covered bt travel Ins.

    Comment by Lawrie — November 21, 2010 @ 2:40 am

  3. >Hi lawrie.
    All documents are safe. no insurance. i just had the basic health one. doh.
    the cover for extras theft was only 2000 anyway so it would not have covered it.

    see you all soon.

    cheers,
    steve

    p.s. just north of buenos aires now. heading that way tomorrow.

    Comment by admin — November 23, 2010 @ 10:30 pm

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