Category Archives: Bolivia

Film: “Samuel in the Clouds”

I hope you remember my article about Chacaltaya. If not – read it now! Or, at the very least, watch my TEDx video about it:   Alternatively or additionally, you can watch the movie “Samuel in the Clouds” when it comes to … Continue reading

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Crime Prevention in Bolivia

On my hike to Chacaltaya, I came across a remote and deserted village in the mountains. The doors of the partially decaying houses are open, but none of them contains anything of use for me. One door is adorned with … Continue reading

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The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

This is something for my fellow international public law nerds. Q: When does the Vienna Convention of Consular Relations make front-page headlines? A: When there is a petty argument between Bolivia and Chile about the flag in front of the … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Boat

Photographed on Isla del Sol in Lake Titicaca.

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How to do Adventure – a Guide in 24 Steps

From my current base in La Paz in Bolivia, I wanted to climb Chacaltaya. It seemed like a relatively easy mountain above 5000 m, and thus a good opportunity to set a new altitude record without falling into crevasses and battling with yetis. In … Continue reading

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Lunch with a View

It’s only a fast-food place in one of the stations of the urban cable car system in La Paz, but the view on Illimani is not bad. Yes, cable cars are part of the public transport system here.

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El Alto Airport in Bolivia

Flying to El Alto Airport, the airport serving La Paz in Bolivia and the highest international airport in the world (4061 m), is a beautiful experience, particularly when you whiz past Illimani, sometimes dangerously close. Allegedly, flying to and from … Continue reading

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