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El Jordan’s workshop for boys

For many years we have supported El Jordán, which calls itself “a crossing ground for those who desire to change and find freedom from the daily struggles of life on the streets.” These struggles include drug addiction, delinquency, abandonment, and … Continue reading

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Sunday with the family

We spent Sunday in Yoli’s neighborhood. We headed to her parents house first thing, and they showed us the new store and kitchen which are nearly finished. The old kiosko still stands, but it will be removed before long. To … Continue reading

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25th class reunion

This year is the 25th anniversary of Yoli’s high school graduation (or “promo” as they call it here). Getting together with her classmates was one of the things that motivated us to come on this trip. I haven’t mentioned it … Continue reading

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Revisiting Cotoca, Paila, and old memories

After leaving the clinic with Roberto and Doris, we immediately caught a series of taxis to go to Cotoca. This is my second time visiting Cotoca. We last visited in 2008. Doris took us to her favorite place to eat … Continue reading

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A trip to the ER

Saturday was supposed to be spent going with Yoli’s friends Roberto and Doris traveling to Cotoca and Paila. But there was a little hiccup. Or, more accurately, a lot of wheezing and coughing.

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A rocky return and a reconciliation

At last it was time to say goodbye to La Víspera and Samaipata and return to the big city. I woke early and climbed back up to El Trono to try to take more panoramic photos. I’ll have to stitch … Continue reading

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We walked 10 miles

We had a great sleep in our little cabin/suite, called “La Sweet” at La Víspera. Early in the morning before anyone else was stirring, I went to the café to see if I could connect to the Internet. La Víspera … Continue reading

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Back in Samaipata

Greetings from Samaipata, Bolivia! My parents generously agreed to look after our kids. So for the first time since 2005, it’s just Yoli and me travelling in Bolivia.

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VIDEO: Bolivia 2013

Now that we are back home, I’m going through all the video clips we accumulated in Bolivia during our three-week trip. I’ve put together a retrospective of the trip, set to music by Los Cambitas. (If you like their music, … Continue reading

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Saying goodbye

Our last morning was spent having a late breakfast of bread with chocolate icing leftover from Yoli’s cake-making. Yoli’s friend Dora came over and together they practiced making apple pie. They baked two: one for us and one for her. … Continue reading

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