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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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Jesy’s quinceañera

Last night was our last hurrah in Bolivia: Jesy’s quinceañera. Yoli worked on a chocolate cake for her, but the decoration didn’t go quite as well as she hoped. Still, it proved very tasty. We went over to El Jordan … Continue reading

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Back from the land of red dirt

Our last day in San Ignacio was spent packing, lounging, waiting. We were at Noemi’s for much of the day. While there, Norma, the pastor’s wife, showed Yoli and I the church, their parsonage, and then a home they rent … Continue reading

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VIDEO: How to cook yucca and fish

After more than one week of trying, last night I finally succeeded in uploading this 1 minute video to Vimeo. This video was shot two Fridays ago, when we had fried sábalo for lunch at Don Hector’s.

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Some blue sky at last

After rain the day before, on Thursday we got a bit of sun and clear blue skies in the morning. The night before we had discovered an old bottle of “Off” in our travel bag, so we had tried to … Continue reading

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The other side of the lake

This was a tale of two halves of a day. Yoli and I woke up somewhat stiff from the beds. The kids woke up covered in mosquito bites. They began calling it “mosquito pox.” Yoli tracked down the mosquito, swollen … Continue reading

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San Ignacio de Velasco, Bolivia

We felt the difference right away. San Ignacio was not cold and wet as Santa Cruz has been for the last week. It’s a dusty little town that looks a lot what Santa Cruz must have looked like long ago … Continue reading

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The long road

We endured it. The bus ride from Santa Cruz to San Ignacio was long, bumpy, and full of stops.

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Road trip to San Ignacio

Six folks. Four seats. One bus. 10 hours to San Ignacio de Velasco. Yep, it’s time for a road trip.

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