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Friday is feast day

It was all very simple food, but boy, we sure ate a lot on Friday.

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Computer games

My father-in-law recently bought a laptop. He has used it to Skype with us occasionally while we were in the States, and that was good. I think it help the kids get ready for the trip to Bolivia. Now that … Continue reading

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Hemming, hawing, and haircuts

This morning Yoli’s sister came over for breakfast. She arrived late because she overslept and then ran out of gas — but thankfully we still had some pancakes left.

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Churches and chickens

Sunday in the U.S. was Father’s Day. Down here in Bolivia, it was just the Lord’s day. We went to Yoli’s old church, Esmirna, which is right next door to her parents’ house.

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Learning to avoid motorcycles — and detect counterfeits

Yesterday I mentioned how the kids are learning the ways of Bolivian buses. Today, Jadzia had a narrow scrape with a motorcycle. Buses in Bolivia are numbered and follow set routes. You have to be on the correct side of … Continue reading

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Video: Harmonicas

Harmonicas from Josh Renaud on Vimeo. Jadzia and Ludi brought two harmonicas so they could both play harmonicas with Don Hector. I shot some video and edited on the iPad. It’s sort of an experiment to see how much the … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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