Category Archives: Bolivia

Happy Easter!

My recent article about South America contained a passage that was critical of religion. Some of my religious readers may have thought: “Well, that’s the atheist exaggerating again.” But in no way and never do I exaggerate. To underline my … Continue reading

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The Miners’ Cemetery

In my article about Chacaltaya, I mentioned the cemetery I found at the foot of Huayna Potosí and made the offhand remark that the whole village of Milluni had died. It turns out that this was right, but that the true story … Continue reading

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Why I will return to Europe

Originally, I had planned to spend several years in Latin America to take the time to explore every country from Argentina to Mexico. As an advocate for change, I have however scrapped this plan and I will return to Europe … Continue reading

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Coca Cola is everywhere

There are not many things that I am addicted to. I can go without cigars for months. Chocolate is a different issue. One week is the maximum, after that I get cranky. But after three days without cola (it doesn’t … Continue reading

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The Nazi-taxi in Bolivia

I recently wrote how football teams in South America are distinguished by their political affiliation. Apparently, the same is true for taxi drivers. This moto-taxi driver in Villa Tunari in Bolivia wore his conviction on the helmet so visibly, that … Continue reading

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Why should you get up early?

Because it’s the only way to catch these views of Illimani: Photographed during the hike to Chacaltaya in Bolivia. 

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Thoughts of the Day 9

In Bolivia, I spoke with a lawyer about feminicidios, the killing of women by their partners, which carries a higher sentence than a “regular” homicide. Out of curiosity, I looked up the figure for Germany – and was shocked: 331 … Continue reading

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