Stories related to my travels. I only transcribe the external journeys, but they are always also internal.

Sajama, the mountain with a thousand curiosities and which looks out over Bolivia

The Sajama is high: 6542 meters. It is beautiful: people come from all over the world to contemplate it. He is proud: it is the highest peak in Bolivia. It is a colossus, a pillar that measures an unspoiled region, in which pink flamingos rub shoulders with queñuas, the tallest trees on the planet. In this period of pandemic, the village of Sajama is difficult to reach. And once there, no restaurant is open. Only a stubborn hostal, the Parinacota,…


Lithium at the Uyuni Salt Flat, one of the world’s greatest wonders under threat

One might think that to get closer to the heavens, the mountain peaks would be our best stairs, that their erect phalanges holding the clouds in their course would offer mountaineers a unique spectacle of the union of the top and the bottom, between Ouranos and Gaïa. I discovered that this is not the case: the most suitable place to witness the birth of Chronos and Time is the Salar de Uyuni, in Bolivia. Covering an area of ​​10,500 km2…


Decolonizing archeology: the Sistine Chapel of Guaviare

Western archeology is still dependent on a form of colonialist thought. For example, I take the recent Guardian article, 'Sistine Chapel of the ancients' rock art discovered in remote Amazon forest, picked up by newspapers around the world. The site is said to be so new "that it wouldn't even have a name", according to the "discoverer explorers". The place is said to be infested "with crocodiles, snakes and by FARC guerrillas" (with which it would be necessary to negotiate),…