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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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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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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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More stops! More money! More waiting!

It was going so well. We sailed through check-in and security at Lambert, and had few problems on the long flight from Dallas to Santiago, Chile. We got to Chile and followed the signs for “international connections,” because after all … Continue reading

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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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More pics than you can shake a stick at

I was able to borrow a USB cable Saturday and worked on our trip photos later in the evening. I had originally planned to update my previous blog entries with the photos that matched the stories. However it has taken … Continue reading

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Putzing around the Plaza

Thursday morning we decided to take the girls to visit Santa Cruz’s Plaza. A couple years ago they sort of revamped the plaza. They removed many trees and made other changes. At the time it didn’t look so good, but … Continue reading

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We’re here, it’s raining, and this internet cafe sucks

We arrived yesterday after a long flight. Jadzia did well on both legs of the flight and in the airports. We were surprised. When we got to Bolivia, Yoli’s mom and two of her sisters were there to greet us. … Continue reading

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Tidbits

Visiting a farm… 250,000 people declaring autonomy from the national government… Yoli getting her hair cut very short… being tempted to buy pirate movies on VCD… Yes, we’ve been seeing and doing it all during our time in Santa Cruz.

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PHOTOS: Santa Cruz

Photos from our time so far in Santa Cruz.

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