Appalachian College Association's Berger International Seminar Trip to Bolivia

JR's Journal

Todd Fredericksen did the lion's share of the work to make this trip happen. He was tireless in making the arrangements. Mike Sonnenberg was extremely valuable in procuring a good price on the airline tickets and on the travel insurance. Mike also proved to be a photographer extraordinaire, chronicling the trip with hundreds of photos and video.

For the second time this summer I was lucky to be traveling with a fantastic group of people. We had a fair number of vehicle problems on the trip but rather than complain, the students just made the best of it and had a good time. I'd like to thank all of the Bolivians who helped to make this trip a fruitful and reward experience for all of us.

I'd like to thank Jennifer Epley and Ruth Hobson who managed to read and enter my handwritten journal into MS Word format so that it could be presented here.

Clicking in any of the boxes of the calendar below will take to the journal entry. Most days will eventually  include some photos.

July-August 2004


July 29
Greer to Cochabamba

July 30
Cochabamba to Santa Cruz  
July 31
Santa Cruz to Guarayos
August 1
Guarayos to La Chonta
August 2
La Chonta
August 3
La Chonta to Concepción
August 4
Concepción to Santa Cruz
August 5
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
August 6
Santa Cruz de la Sierra
August 7
Santa Cruz to Cochabamba
August 8
Cochabamba to Cochabamba
August 9
Cochabamba to La Paz
August 10
La Paz
August 11
La Paz to Copacabana
August 12
Copacabana to La Paz
August 13
La Paz to Miami
August 14
Miami to Greer