Hey there Mike,
Geez I didn't know you had visited all those countries! Marko Lewis has left Bolivia for an undetermined amount of time and that long haired kid Franz is running the hostel with the help of some of the neighboring cholitas. No English anymore but Franz is trying to pick it up, and before he left Marko paid for Nena (the neighbor girl) to take advanced courses in English.
Last I heard he is in Malawi looking at some land to build a Hostel Colibri Two.
18.104.22.168 00:33, 20 December 2013 (EST) in 2009, i read the original wikitravel page created by Dr. Marko Lewis and funny enough i met Marko in La Paz (he was there for medical check up) before i went to Quime. The original wikitravel "page" was quite long and very informative and was happy to discover a place where fewer than 10 tourists had visited. Regret that did not make photos with Marko. En route to Quime large rock-slide prevented the bus from passing, so grabbed my bags and hiked the several km enjoying a candlelit dinner to top off the day. Hiking is good, nearby is Inquisivi (sign at town entrance says 5.7 mts (i made the photo thinking i was at 5,700 metres, but internet says it's only about 2,800m ... what does the 5,7mts mean then ???)
Hope it has not become "touristic". Will return there, possibly in 2014.... having visited more than 150 countries, this says something, i think. Mike Gabon
"Quime Mountains from Hostal Colibri" photo
Nice photo. Should the caption be changed to avoid promoting the hostal? What do you all think? Ikan Kekek 21:19, 17 December 2011 (EST)
Sure, actually I like it better as you have edited it. I have also revised the page according to your commentary in the history section. Thanks.
There is no way to maintain or pay for a .com website in Quime so the author uses wordpress as its official site, it is not meant as a blog and was put up on wiki as a link monthes ago due to popular demand. Hope it doesnt get deleted.
22.214.171.124 20:53, 16 March 2012 (EDT)
Because the reference to a certain bicycle rental service in Quime was deleted, I added the contact information for the Quime service through the mayor's office (rather round about way to do things). As you remember this was $5-7 for the daily rental (essentially non-profit) and no guide or agency needed.
Just out of curiousity I looked up the Coroico page and found that four different tourist agencies have posted their bicycle agency advertisements on this page with a minimum cost of $75 per day. This is a multimillion dollar business. I am not into deleting anything on the Coroico page but it does seem unfair to allow these four tour agencies their propaganda and the Quime non-profit to be deleted.
126.96.36.199 16:12, 20 March 2012 (EDT)
188.8.131.52 17:07, 20 March 2012 (EDT)