These days, life in our pueblo is grand. The population of our village doubled with vacationers just before Christmas, many who will stay through Carnaval in February. All those people mean there is lot’s going on. The town’s social scene is hopping.
Here we are, another month gone, never to return. It’s also a new year, which means things time to ponder things like the future and New Years’ resolutions. This is a busy time of the year for everyone.
It’s that time of year again. I’m not usually one to make New Years’ resolutions, because I’m already perfect the way I am! No, seriously – just ask my wife! OK, so maybe there are a few things I can work to improve.
Christmas is probably the second biggest holiday of the year in Bolivia (after Carnaval). But, it’s completely different from Christmas in El Norte. For one, December is summertime in Bolivia. And that means fresh fruit, warm weather,
We’re now twenty-seven weeks into our Family Gap Year in Bolivia. More than six months! December is the beginning of Summer here in the Southern Hemisphere. And that means all kinds of new adventures, including some of the weirdest bugs I’ve ever seen!
If you follow this blog, you know my family is taking a year off to live in Bolivia. Most people in the U.S. have never really heard of Bolivia. And if they have, they don’t have a clue where it is (it’s in the middle of South America,
With the end of November, we’re now six months into our year in Bolivia. Holy hand grenade, Batman, are we really halfway through? Hard to believe. November was an exciting (and expensive) month. We spent eleven days in Argentina and Uruguay –
I’ve wanted to see Uruguay for at least twenty years. I’m not sure why. Maybe just because it seems so… different. Uruguay. How many other countries can you think of where nearly half the letters are a ‘U’? It’s fun just to say it.
Buenos Aires has been called the “Paris of the South”. I think that’s a bad name, because the city certainly doesn’t stand in anyone’s shadow. It is it’s own city, with a unique culture, cuisine, arts, and style. Buenos Aires should be on any short list of the world’s great cities.
This year, my family of four is living in a small village in rural Bolivia. We are originally from suburban California, and let me just say that village life here is different – in some ways that are good and some ways that are not.
Day of the Dead is a big holiday in Bolivia. It is celebrated over two days, on November 1st and 2nd. The first day is technically Todos Santos, or All-Saints Day, and the second day is Dia de los Difuntos,