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Laid-back Wednesday

We got a late start on Wednesday. For lunch Yoli bought a chicken and cooked it. Chickens here come with the feet attached, which fascinated the kids.

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My, how big you’ve grown

It has been five years since we last brought our children to Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Everyone and everything has grown so much since then. Our youngest son is going into third grade. He plays baseball and is really into ships … Continue reading

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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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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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Majadito, motos, y musica: a trip to Abuelito’s

After (mostly) sleeping in, we awoke this morning refreshed, and had a nice breakfast of pastries that Heidi and Corina left with us last night. At last it was time to walk the Santa Cruz streets and grab a bus … Continue reading

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Blackthorn: A movie about Butch Cassidy actually filmed in Bolivia

Last night Yoli and I watched a movie called “Blackthorn.” The premise is that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid were not killed at San Vincente, Bolivia in 1908. The film follows Cassidy around 1928 as he prepares to come … Continue reading

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