Safe and Sound in Peru

After three days of bus travel and one rejuvenative night in the fabulous city of Arequipa (we’re headed back there next week), we finally arrived at the shores of Lake Titicaca in Puno, Peru. We heard that President Morales brought in the army to break the blockades a few days ago, so hopefully travelers in Bolivia are once again moving freely throughout the country. Though Bolivia is not without its charm and natural wonders, the sheer instability of its political system and the ever fragile balance between order and chaos make it a difficult place to visit for those on any kind of schedule.