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Notes from a Medicine Man

We also began our ISPs in the first part of our homestay, which are our independent study projects. I have decided to study natural healing and Andean spirituality, two completely foreign yet mesmerizing topics. 636 more words

Gap Year

Cristo de la Concordia

The statue of Christ in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil may be the most famous statue of Christ, but this one in Cochabamba, Bolivia is slightly taller. 61 more words

Man Made

Bolivia so far - Santa Cruz, Cochabamba and kittens for currency

It’s been a whirlwind first week in Bolivia for my pal Rylan and I. After an eleven hour flight from Madrid, stumbling tiredly out of the airport into the bright morning sunshine of Santa Cruz was definitely a shock, not only due to the thirty degree heat, but also because despite being aware that Bolivia is South America’s poorest country, just how battered, run down and gritty the city is came as a surprise. 877 more words


Electoral Manipulations?

There’s going to be a lot of questions about the fairnes of Bolivia’s regional elections going forward. That’s a shame. Not only will it hurt the institutional legitimacy of the electoral process, but it also is a clear signal of weakness on the part of the Morales government. 730 more words


Cochabamba Water Wars Close and Personal

It was the Cochabamba “Water Wars” that month.  The government of Bolivia had signed off on a deal with a multinational company that would turn over the rights to 96 percent of the gains from management of citizen’s water to a Britain-based multinational company and raise 9X  the citizens’ monthly water bill overnight.   1,076 more words


Bolivia: Rich in Natural Wonders!

Hello out there, I’m alive!

I am WAY overdue for a blog post, and so I’m sorry for keeping you all in suspense.  The best excuse I can give is to say that I am super busy!  1,085 more words


Anita - Cochabamba, Bolivia

“It makes me happy to be amicable, I like meeting foreigners, I like people”