Category Archives: Food

Baking for Dummies

I would love to eat something else than only pizza, pasta and kebab every week. Unfortunately, recipes and cookbooks are more complicated for me to read than the works of Immanuel Kant or books about stochastics. But finally someone made a video … Continue reading

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Food for Thought

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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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Thoughts of the Day 6

If you read the comments below this article, you get a taste of what’s wrong with Peru. I have never encountered a country that is so bad at dealing with criticism. After my article on Bolivia and the sea, many people … Continue reading

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The Power of Prayer

People pray for health. People pray for world peace. People pray for financial success. People pray for finding a boyfriend. People pray for success with the chemistry exam. People pray for having a child. People pray for a safe journey. … Continue reading

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A Humidor for the Poor

Among us connoisseurs: a fridge is just as good. I learnt this from the store in Cochabamba where I regularly bought cheap (probably because they weren’t quite authentic) Cohibas. They stored the box with cigars on top of the beer … Continue reading

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What do we eat in Peru?

Guinea pigs and cats. Seriously. The first time I walked past a restaurant in Peru that advertised guinea pig, I disregarded it as one of those funny translation mistakes that sometimes sneak into menus like additives. But no, dear children, … Continue reading

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