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Kristy Reviews Non-Midwestern Lake; Finds It Acceptable

Copa… Copacabana.

Marea forbade me from singing that song while we were visiting the namesake on Lake Titicaca* (hehe), and now my privilege of even speaking of the beach-town has been revoked. 1,316 more words


Up the old road: brewing in Samaipata

Santa Cruz is Bolivia’s largest city and a magnet for people all over the country. The city’s population of 1.5 million people is grew the most in absolute terms during 2001-2012, and Bolivians flock here for its cosmopolitan feel (relative to Bolivia, of course), economic opportunities, and tranquilo lifestyle. 1,761 more words


Sunrises and Sunsets

The best sunset I’ve ever seen was on the coast of Cambodia.  I was in a tuk-tuk heading to the beach, and the sun was the most incredible colours.   485 more words

The Power of Spectacle in Bolivia - Evo Morales’ Inauguration in Tiwanaku - OpEd

By Benjamin Dangl

A caravan of buses, security vehicles, indigenous leaders and backpackers with Che T-shirts wove their way down a muddy road through farmers’ fields last Wednesday to the pre-colonial city of Tiwanaku, where Bolivian President Evo Morales was ceremonially inaugurated into his third term in office.  972 more words

Emerging Markets

Weekly Photo Challenge: Depth

Convent of San Felipe de Neri, Sucre, Bolivia
Photo taken December 2014

Posted in response to: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/depth/


Daily Bolivia, post #1.

Thought we’d start a series on super cool things about daily Bolivian life.  This first one’s about “viandas”.

What’s a “vianda”?

Sorry, I don’t know an english translation for the word but, it’s something one still often sees sitting on a plain restaurant counter, or clutched in the hand of an older child as he walks along the street on an errand for his mother or grandmother.   81 more words