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 the street along their route to catch the one you want. So oftentimes we have to cross busy streets together. This time Jadzia went across just a little too fast, which normally would be smart. A motorcycle screeched around her. No harm done, thankfully.

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Great Experiments in Bolivia

Our kids love yogurt — specifically Yoli’s homemade yogurt. Bolivian store bought yogurt is runnier than what we eat in America, but just as sweet. The girls, surprisingly, have complained about this.

So yoli is trying to make her own yogurt today, using the heat of the coils behind the refrigerator. We’ll find out tonight if it worked or not.


Jadzia’s notes on Thursday

Jadzia has been keeping a notebook of her adventures in Bolivia. She wrote the following for “the public” to read on the blog:

We went and visited Tia Eliza and Tia Lucy.

They shared a dog family. “Lucky” and “Oso” were newborns. The dogs’ mom bit Josie when she passed the family.

They had cable, so Josie, Joseph, Ludi and Lucky watched some goofy shows where robots danced and said “Eee oo ah oo” and other noises, The robots lost their teeth too. They walked like in the picture below (on Disney channel).


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 iPad can handle (it’s 1080p video) and how long it takes to upload. The video was only a minute and a half, and the iPad was fine with it. Bt the u/l was quite slow. It did complete, though, so here it is. Enjoy!