Saturday, June 2, 2007

San Ignacio de Moxos

My itinerary in Bolivia will be Santa Cruz, Tirinidad, and San Ignacio de Moxos. Here's a google map of where I'm going:
Google map.`
San Ignacio was founded by the Jesuits in 1689 who were then expelled from South America in 1767. A famous film that tells the story of the Jesuits was The Mission(1986).

My trip to San Ignacio de Moxos is one month too early and I will miss their famous festival, "Fiesta del Santa Patrono de Moxos" which would include a procession of macheteros.
Since I was going to a place named for the founding member of the Jesuit Society, I decided to read The World of Ignatius of Loyola before I left.

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