Tag Archives: La Paz

International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, but many of you don’t seem to know how to properly celebrate or commemorate it. It’s NOT a day for those who forgot Valentine’s Day, NOR is is a second chance for those whose object … Continue reading

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Lost Dog? Found Dog!

Everywhere in the world, people put up posters and notices when they have lost their own dog or cat. In Bolivia, when people have found someone else’s dog, they go to great lengths to print color posters and distribute them … Continue reading

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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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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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Divorce? Let’s celebrate!

The counseling service of the feminist organization Mujeres Creando in La Paz in Bolivia not only offers advice and help, but also a place to celebrate your divorce. I always thought it made more sense to celebrate freedom instead of its loss. … Continue reading

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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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