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Dancing the Weekend Away for Carnival – Oruro, Bolivia

In South America, the highlight of the year is Carnival! Since most of the countries are Catholic*, the whole period between Christmas and Easter is actually full of various holidays. Every city in Bolivia has their own celebration. They usually focus … Continue reading

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Travelling as a Picky Eater

If you know me, you know that I’m a picky eater. I’ve always made an attempt to try new things, but there are a lot of common ingredients which I just can’t stand.  On top of things like spicy food … Continue reading

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Pujllay: The Harvest Festival in Tarabuco, Bolivia

Bolivia loves festivals of all types! The Pujllay festival is a wonderful festival in the city of Tarabuco (just an hour outside of Sucre, Bolivia).  The area is known for its Yampara culture, and people from far and wide flock … Continue reading

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15 Ways that Sucre, Bolivia Compares to Other Places

It’s human nature to make comparisons.  Especially when you travel, it’s very easy to say “I don’t like this because it’s different from what I’m used to at home…” (well, you might not say this out loud but you might … Continue reading

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20 Lyrics That Describe the Story of My Life (so far): ft. a Hedley Concert

I only got back from Nepal a few months ago, and I’ve literally been working at my new job since the day after my previous contract ended. Now that I’m finally feeling a bit more settled, I’m off again on … Continue reading

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Squid? I don’t understand… A week of training before my placement

This past week I’ve been attending SKWID (pronounced like “squid”) in Ottawa. For those not in the Cuso International family, that stands for Skills and Knowledge for Working in Development (I think…?). Basically, it’s 5 days of training at Cuso’s office … Continue reading

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Sucre, Bolivia you say? Yeah, I totally know where that is… *Looks around in confusion*

South America (SA) is a bit mysterious to some people. Everyone knows that it’s the continent below ours (for Canadians anyway), but many people don’t know a lot about the history, culture, or geography of SA. Here’s a brief overview of some … Continue reading

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