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Gallery: Brusso's

Wednesday, 12 Dec 2007 | Photo Gallery

La Paz, Bolivia
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On our way to Argentina

Sunday, 18 Nov 2007 | Views [560]

The wake up call came at four fifteen and we were down and on our way by five AM. La Paz was already awake; stands were already open for business, lines were being formed, traffic and pedestrians were already clogging the streets. Everyone was ... Read more >

Tags: on the road

On the road to Tiwanaku and Lake Titicaca

Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | Views [1666] | Comments [1]

I am writing from an internet cafe in Copacabana, a small village on Lake Titicaca, and I have a connection that dates back to 1975. So this message will not be long. I have added three new photo galleries, sorry, no captions, too long. SB and JN are ... Read more >

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Gallery: boat trip on Lake Titicaca

Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: On the road to Lake Titicaca, Bolivia

Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Tiwanaku, Bolivia

Thursday, 15 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Chacaltaya, Bolivia

Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Gallery: Valley of the Moon

Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Where TO take children in La Paz, Bolivia

Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | Views [799]

There are many places that are suitable to take small children in La Paz. SB already has his favorite restaurants: Dumbo and Brusso’s. With their grand pianos being played by virtuosos and their décor made just for children, they are a children’s paradise.... Read more >

Tags: family

How I ended up promising to do the dishes for the next 10 years

Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | Views [691]

If you are traveling to Bolivia and happen to be traveling with small children, do not, I repeat, do not take them to the Valley of the Moon in La Paz. Oh sure, they can get in for free. There is a reason. If your kid plummets to their death and you ... Read more >

Tags: i should have known better!

Road trip to the highest ski slope in the world

Wednesday, 14 Nov 2007 | Views [770]

Just as being in a city that is at an altitude of 3500 m is not enough, we decided that a trip to Chacaltaya (which is 5300m just at the parking lot) would be fun. I had recuperated enough with my bout of food poisoning to go along on the trip, but ... Read more >

Tags: mountains

Gallery: Day 1. La Paz

Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Photo Gallery

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Everything you want to know about Bolivian doctors….

Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Views [1246] | Comments [2]

For you, dear reader, I took it upon myself to test the local medical assistance just in case you were hesitating on coming here for a visit. Well, I didn’t plan it this way, but I thought I could share my experience with you. As the gory details of ... Read more >

Tags: doctors, hospitals & health

Day 1 - LA PAZ

Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Views [1076]

We crashed as soon as we got to our hotel situated near a beautiful San Francisco cathedral, it was almost 11 at night and the city was still going at full speed. SB mentioned as he lay in his bed that he heard a woodpecker, uh, no sweetie, more like ... Read more >

Tags: friends

Toulouse to La Paz in 36 hours

Sunday, 11 Nov 2007 | Views [958]

Someone once told me “either you have a good trip or a good story.” Well, we had a good trip (all of our flights were on time, we made all of our connections from Toulouse to Paris to Buenos Ares to Santa Cruz to La Paz) but what fun is there in hearing ... Read more >

Tags: travel tips


Sunday, 4 Nov 2007 | Views [570]

"Mommy?" "Yes darling," I said absentmindedly while trying to pack extra socks into our suitcase. "Mommy, what is Bolivia?" I rocked back on my heels, "Well, Bolivia is a country." "Where?" "... Read more >

Tags: the planning phase

Part One: Adventuring with small children

Saturday, 3 Nov 2007 | Views [620]

We have been travelling overseas with SB since he was 6 months old. He is already a seasoned traveller at the ripe old age of 4, as he has travelled to the States several times to see his grandparents and took one memorable trip to Australia (32 hours ... Read more >

Tags: planes trains & automobiles

"No problem"

Thursday, 1 Nov 2007 | Views [456]

  As it is typical to do when planning the perfect family vacation, I googled the security low-down on the place we are about to visit. (funny, I don’t remember doing this the last time we went to Disneyland….) Mind you, the government websites I ... Read more >

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Vaccinations and Medications

Wednesday, 31 Oct 2007 | Views [445]

The illusion of the immortality of youth … oh, how I miss it. Long gone are the days that I could swing my backpack over my shoulder and take off insouciantly for foreign destinations. Twenty year ago I poured over the “where to” sections of guide books ... Read more >

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Altitude sickness

Tuesday, 30 Oct 2007 | Views [377]

La Paz : either you step off the plane and admire the magnificent view or you crumple to a heap and have to be scrapped off the tarmac. It turns out that La Paz is the highest capital in the world at an altitude of 3,600 meters (11,811 feet) and something ... Read more >

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