Tag Archives: Cochabamba

The difference between Peru and Bolivia, illustrated in random messages

Whenever I move to a new country, I receive e-mails from people whom I don’t know, welcoming me to their country, offering help and giving advice. That’s nice. As I am about to move back from Peru to Bolivia, I realized … Continue reading

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Religious Running

South America is so religious, even the routes for races are laid out in the shape of a cross. By the way, I really miss the Abraham-Lincoln-Park in Cochabamba. Beautiful place for running and reading.

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The Typist

In Bolivia there is the perfect job for people like me who have learned how to read and write, but who nonetheless prefer to work outside.

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Moving to the Pacific Ocean

Sometimes I make mistakes. It was a mistake to believe that Arequipa would be like Cochabamba just because it has the same perfect climate, spectacular mountain views and is of similar size. Maybe it’s not fair to compare anything with … Continue reading

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Street Scenes in Quillacollo

I always thought that the Feast of Corpus Christi is a somber affair. In Quillacollo in Bolivia there was indeed a short religious procession to the cathedral, with ice-cream and beer vendors already going about their business while the priest was … Continue reading

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The Stages of Protest in Bolivia

I have fallen so much for Bolivia that it’s hard to say what I like most. But the lively political and social debates, the culture of discussion, the broad interest in questions that concern all of society, the readiness to … Continue reading

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Wedding Crashers

You know the movie Wedding Crashers? It’s about two guys whose pick-up strategy consists of attending weddings, even when not invited, because that’s where single women are desperate and in a romantic mood. I had to think of that when … Continue reading

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