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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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I made it! A Hike to the Seven Waterfalls: Day Trip in Sucre, Bolivia (Part 2)

Keeping with my theme of “making the most of my time in Bolivia”, we decided to check out the seven waterfalls (Siete Cascadas), located in a valley within the Sucre city limits.  You probably know I’m not much of a … Continue reading

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Walking in the Footsteps of the Dinosaurs: Day Trip in Sucre, Bolivia (Part 1)

When I first arrived in Sucre, I was so excited to visit all the interesting local sites. Unfortunately, time flew by, and I still haven’t visited many of the famous tourist attractions that the area is known for! Since I’m … Continue reading

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Don’t flush the toilet paper! – Access to basic services in Bolivia

Moving to a new country is never easy, but it’s a lot easier if you have the “creature comforts” from your home country. It can be a big adjustment to go from living in downtown Toronto to living in a … Continue reading

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Day Trip in La Paz, Bolivia – Valle de la Luna and Mount Chacaltaya

While in La Paz for Carnival, we weren’t really sure what to do. We knew that museums and other tourist attractions would be closed, and we found out that almost all the restaurants were closed as well – not ideal!  … Continue reading

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Why Bolivia (a land-locked country) is so obsessed with the sea!

Even though Bolivia has no ocean, they’re completely enamoured with the idea. Everyone from young to old feels passionate about the need for access to the sea. Bolivia once connected to the Pacific ocean between Chile and Peru, but lost … Continue reading

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Feeling the Vibe in Medellin, Colombia

The first stop on our Colombia trip was in Medellin – a big, modern city.  We didn’t have that much time in the city so we had to make the most of it. Medellin is a very popular city for … Continue reading

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