Carnaval in Bolivia is an amazing experience. It’s not like any holiday in the United States. It’s four days (or more) of events, festivities, food, dance, and parties. But what makes Carnaval in Bolivia truly special is that every town and every city has a different way of celebrating it.
What if we turn a bachelor’s party into a national holiday? Believe it or not, this isn’t the worst idea I’ve heard of, ever. In fact, it’s already been done in Bolivia. But it does kind of makes you wonder,
One of the major themes about life in America today is choices – lots and lots of choices. You may not realize it, but America is overloaded with choices. My family is living in rural Bolivia for a year,
My family of four is living for a year in a small, remote pueblo in the Bolivian Andes. The further we dig into this place, the more we discover. It turns out that there is a mythical side to our pueblo,
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.
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!
Have you ever stopped to think about what it would be like for your family to live on less than $10,000? For a family of four that comes out to less than $7 per person per day. What would you have to sacrifice?
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,
We’re now seventeen weeks into our Family Gap Year in Bolivia. Periodically, I write posts about our daily life in our small Andean village. It’s been several weeks since I’ve done that, mostly because I’ve had so many other things to write about.