Sunday Snapshot: Driving Through Rural Bolivia
The road from Rurrenabaque to reach the Bolivian Amazon was full of surprises. Our vehicle bounced through muddy trenches and followed a winding dirt road lined by wild vegetation on each side. We drove within meters of fierce looking Caiman, stared out our dusty windows in awe as huge hawks and an assortment of other exotic birds flew by, and pulled over to marvel at sloths making themselves comfortable in the treetops.
But by far the most memorable part of our 3 hour journey was when we came head on with a herd full of cows. Until this point, this hilarious scene was only something I had witnessed in film, however in rural Bolivia, it’s a daily occurrence! As our car came to a complete stop the herd parted down the middle. We quickly reached to pull in our rearview mirrors as the herd stomped by, close enough to reach out and touch.
By far, the most interesting traffic jam I’ve found myself in to date.