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Scenes from Saturday

Just a bunch of photos I took over the course of Saturday at Don Hector and Doña Lucila’s house.

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Climbing the cathedral

Friday morning we headed over to the Plaza 24 de Septiembre at the heart of Santa Cruz. The scenic cathedral at one corner of the plaza, the Basilica Menor de San Lorenzo, opened a mirador several years ago. In 2008, … Continue reading

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Blustery birthday

Thursday was Yoli’s birthday and her dad insisted we have a big meal of salteñas to celebrate. So we came over in the late morning to his place so Yoli could watch/learn/help him prepare the food. A big wind had … Continue reading

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Tio Adonay and Tia Miriam

We decided to visit Tio Adonay’s crypt at the cemetery on Wednesday morning. Yoli’s sister Sara came over with her son César, and she would take us there.

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Improved traffic lights

Among several changes we have noticed in Santa Cruz are the new traffic lights that you find at many major intersections. These are big bright signals with counters that show you how much time you have left until the cycle … Continue reading

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Sublime picnic

We had an all-day picnic today at Corina and Marco’s farm near Urubó. It’s in the same vicinity as the Biocentro Guembe that we visited two years ago, but much further out from civilization. The farm was just beautiful with … Continue reading

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Electric showers in Bolivia and other bits

Back in 2003 when I first visited Bolivia, I wrote several times about the electric showerheads they use here. The one in my bathroom at that time was particularly pesky. I know I have new readers now who are completely … Continue reading

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A tasty and festive day

Bolivia’s Independence Day is this Friday, and the official state celebration will be held this year in Santa Cruz, rather than Sucre or La Paz (the capital and government seat of the country, respectively). There are lots of festivities leading … Continue reading

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Home base

The past two days we’ve basically stayed here at El Jordán. Yesterday was pretty much a rest-up day, and today Yoli was teaching a cross-stitch class in the afternoon. We didn’t bring many (make that “any”) toys for the girls … Continue reading

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Two days of family gatherings

The last two days we have spent almost entirely with family.

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