carnival fun

August has come and is almost over. With The arrival of August came the arrival of two teams from Canada. The first, a team from Hamilton, Ontario, led by a former volunteer, Tia Jeanette. The second was a team from Elevation Church in Waterloo, Ontario. This team...

Homeward Bound

Well, it’s been a little over three months since I arrived in Bolivia and I can hardly believe that I only have a week left before I head home! The homeward bound feeling is a bittersweet one. I am excited to see my family and friends and to start an internship at my...

Dia de la Patria

The team from Canada left on Saturday, but our sadness over their departure was uplifted by the festivities of “Día de la Patria Bolivia” (Bolivia’s  Independence Day – August 6th). In the afternoon I was able to head downtown to the Prado with Tia Andrea...

All the Small Things

Yesterday I was on the phone with one of my good friends and she was surprised when I told her that life here seemed pretty normal to me. She had asked me to tell her all about my experience thus far and the only words I could use to describe it were ‘extraordinarily...