I thought it might be fun to provide some photos (mostly ones I took in Bolivia) to illustrate the places I wrote about in my book. Using Google Earth, I found a satellite photo showing the Pasos Kanki bridge, where the first chapter of the book takes place.
The bridge is in the center of the photo. It’s not much of a bridge, just a small span across a river of trash. To the right of the bridge, you can see the stairs we climbed every day to reach an alley that was a shortcut to our house. This picture is taken in the daytime, obviously, so it’s quite different from the way it appeared that extremely cold and dry night under the amber glow of sodium streetlights.