Monday, 21 September 2009

Back from Bolivia....now I can relax.....




Yesterday my son arrived back from Bolivia, all in one piece albeit a bit beardy. I think if I'd known what he and his girlfriend had got up to out there, I'd have been having a nervous breakdown but as it's all over now and they are fine there is no point in freaking out! They went on the 'most dangerous road in the world' in a taxi..even the photo above makes my stomach churn; they had a lit stick of dynamite thrown at them during a street riot - it blew my son's hat off; they went into the jungle in the dead of night and saw crocodiles - and these are only the tales I've heard so far. Think I might need a stiff drink before hearing the rest.....


He brought me a lovely little necklace, handmade by natives - I absolutely adore this and wish I could work out how it was done in order to make a few of my own! Give me time.....


And a cute little hand embroidered purse - the character of the alpacas caught in these tiny little masterpieces is amazing. I know they probably churn them out for tourists, but I can appreciate the skill involved.

As for me......potato No.77 beckons - there must be an easier way of making a living.......

9 comments:

Magpie Magic said...

Eeeek!!! That road and those stories... Well done you for not freaking out!

Love the necklace and purse. Very pretty!

fhiona galloway said...

Oh Caroline- hope the stiff drink helps when hearing other stories :0)
Lovely little necklace and very cute purse!

Jessica said...

Crikey...that looks like it'd be one scary car ride!

Sue said...

That's a nasty-looking road. I'm glad they came back with great stories to tell you, have that stiff drink!

Better have another if you're about to start another potato!

Helz said...

Lovely gifts to receive! Glad to hear everyone is safe and home! Helz x

soggibottom said...

GREAT X X X
Pleased that you can now go to sleep at night and know where (roughly) he is.

natural attrill said...

Wow, that road!
Glad to hear home and safe, it's difficult being a Mum sometimes isnt it!
The purse is really cute, as is the necklace, lovely gifts, lucky you.
Penny.x

kantuta said...

QUERIDA CAROLINE

Lamento que tu hijo con seguridad aventurero hizo esta travesia y pudo llegar ileso, es cireto que es mejor tomar precaucuiones en estos viajes, pero te digo a tí y a todas las que comentaron que mi BOLIVIA es mucho mas que eso es una tierra linda y hay otras ciudades no solo La Paz, donde la gente es calida y hospitalaria donde el verde se confunde con el color de las flores como en el oriente o Sucre una ciudad colonial que tiene el cielo mas puro de america o el hermozo valle en Cochabamba donde hay mucho que ver y pasear. Tu hijo desafortunadamete no llego en buen momento nada mas, doy gracias de vivir en Bolivia donde tambien habemos personas que admiramos tu trabajo y aquí hay tmabién artesanos maravillosos que se nutren de este aire, un saludo para todas y ojala pudiesen conocer mi país en todas sus facetas.
carinos.

Caroline B said...

Thank you for your kind words Kantuta - for all his adventures, my son had a wonderful time in Bolivia and loved every minute of it. It looks a truly beautiful place.
Caroline