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Atahualpa on a Bus, Quito

QUITO -- Atahualpa, the last emperor of the Inca Empire, was very much a Quiteño. His father, the Inca Huayna Capac, was from Tomebamba to the south; his mother, the princess Pacha Duchicela, from Caranqui, to the north. By most accounts Atahualpa was born in Quito. His palace ruins lie deep beneath the Church of San Francisco and its eponymous…
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On the Bus III

I enjoy snapping people through bus windows. I've been on the other end of the lens plenty of times, so I know I'm not the only one. One of my favorites is this one taken seven years and a few weeks ago in Belgrade. The tone is different in today's Pic du Jour, the 144th straight, but it too has air of mystery to it that I enjoyed. What do you…
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Going Trans-America, Almost

Portland, Ore., USA - I’ve taken quite a few long bus rides over the past several months: Bariloche to Mendoza, Argentina, 19 hours; Cusco to Lima, Peru, 22 hours; another handful that lasted 14-18 hours; more than I care to count in the eight to 12 hour range. I’ve gotten pretty good at it, so after a string of seven bus-less weeks, I’m coming…
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Punta Arenas to Puerto Natales by Bus (With Video!)

I’ve received several messages in recent weeks from travelers seeking details on bus travel between various points in Patagonia, so I'm publishing the info I’ve collected so those who need it can hopefully find it here. I’m not making any claims that the information presented here is complete, but it is accurate as of the date(s) listed. If…
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Nanning to Hanoi by Bus

That's the first public toilet you'll see when crossing into Vietnam from China via the Friendship pass. But fear not, there's another, a newer one,  just a few hundred meters away. This summary I posted back in March 2007, about bus service then between Mombasa and Nairobi, has become of the most visited posts here, so I thought this one, put…
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