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I recently just finished reading the “The Brief and Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz. This book, in the most captivating way, weaves together the past and horrible history of the Dominican Republic with all the flavor of the current-day DR, the lives of Domincans living in the US, and so accurately gives … Continue reading Santo Domingo
Ten years ago today. We are all remembering exactly where we were ten years ago today. September 11th, 2001. Where we were when we first heard that the world would no longer be the same. And there is such a urge, to share that story. In official memorial ceremonies, in personal conversations, even as a … Continue reading Ten years ago, today.
In the plaza by my house is an extremely large statue of a man, Eduardo Avaroa. He is a Bolivian military leader. But unlike most other countries, that put their war heroes in gallant poses- on top large warhorses, swords extended, showing how they will conquer all foes- Eduardo Avaroa is fallen to the ground, … Continue reading The Bolivian Ocean
I feel that I’ve had the amazing blessing of getting to travel a good deal and see some very beautiful places. But now it takes something really stand out to leave me amazed. The Salar de Uyuni (Salt Flats of Uyuni) did just that. Some 16,000 square meters of land, covered with 6 cm to … Continue reading Beauty of the bizarre
So in Orouro, much like Sucre, Carnival is the perfect excuse to ambush random strangers, except that there they have evolved past simple water balloons , to super soakers and especially sort of shaving cream like foam spray. This mischievousness has escalated to such a degree that one of the first things I noticed was … Continue reading The Gringos fight back!