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FREDDY AND CORRUPT POLICE

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 5 Jul 2008 | Views [1360]

I met a couchsurfer named Freddy just before I had left for La Senda Verde, who was about 27 years old, was born in Bolivia, works in a travel agency, and also studies. He speaks English very well and also used to be a Spanish teacher, so you could just ... Read more >


LA SENDA VERDE- ANIMAL SANCTUARY

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 1 Jul 2008 | Views [5617]

TUESDAY NIGHT...   Hooray!! I´m just outside Coroico!! I can breathe again... I can live again!!! The drive here, even though it was getting dark, was fantastic! Marcelo and Vicky run the organisation ´La Senda Verde´, which is a sanctuary for ... Read more >


RIOT IN THE STREET!!

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | Views [828] | Comments [2]

For my last night in La Paz, I decided to go and watch the football (Soccer) match Bolivia versus Chile, with Arnaud, Beth, Luis and his son. When we arrived, we noticed that the stadium was filled with about 95% Bolivian people, all chanting songs and ... Read more >


HELPING HANDS

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 17 Jun 2008 | Views [1272]

Linda was very kind when she welcomed me into her home yesterday. She lives on the outskirts of La Paz, in a lovely town surrounded by huge, jagged rock formations, one of which is known as ´Devil´s Tooth´.   Linda shows me one of her husband´s ... Read more >


ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!

BOLIVIA | Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | Views [838]

There was a huge fiesta in the street, around the corner from where Arnaud, Beth, and I are living. Hundreds of people flocked into the streets, many dancing and dressed in colourful costumes (supposedly worth about 2000 Bolivianos each!) with large ... Read more >


WHAT´S UP WITH BOLIVIA???

BOLIVIA | Saturday, 14 Jun 2008 | Views [878]

  I met with ´´Diego´´ (false name used to protect himself and his family). He pumped my brain so full of information, that I don´t even know where to begin! I videoed the whole conversation, so that at least people will sooner or later hear about ... Read more >


AS SICK AS A REALLY SICK DOG

BOLIVIA | Thursday, 12 Jun 2008 | Views [3177] | Comments [1]

I feel like I´m about to die!! I have stomache cramps and have been spewing my guts up from all body crevices for the whole day. Embarassingly enough, on my way to the internet tonight I took the bin of vomit downstairs to get rid of it. I thought I ... Read more >


CREATIVE CORNERS & PARA LOS NIÑOS

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | Views [1036]

When I arrived in La Paz the tour police helped me straight away. They wait for international people at the bus stop and record wherever they go or whatever cab they get in. This is so that if anyone gets kidnapped, they will sooner or later find out, ... Read more >


Gallery: Bolivia

BOLIVIA | Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | Photo Gallery


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CUSCO TO LA PAZ

PERU | Tuesday, 10 Jun 2008 | Views [654]

After leaving Cusco, I headed to Puno for a few hours. The bus was a nightmare! It was late, and I can´t believe how many annoying people were on the same journey. The women behind me were so loud and kept waking me up with their voices... but the worst ... Read more >


SEEDS OF HOPE- LOVING IT!

PERU | Sunday, 8 Jun 2008 | Views [731]

Chickens, kittens, and dogs roam through the ´Seeds of Hope´ classroom until one of the volunteers chases them out. I feel like I´m in the middle of nowhere, and yet at the same time I know it´s not far to get anywhere in town. The children are cute, ... Read more >


SEEDS OF HOPE- SCHOOL FOR THE POOR

PERU | Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | Views [868]

I arrived early in Cusco and I felt terrible for waking up all the volunteers at the 'Seeds of Hope' volunteer apartment, as it was only 7:30am. Javier answered the door (a young man from Peru who has been volunteering here for 4 months). I then met Betty ... Read more >


ARRIVAL IN CUSCO (CUZCO)

PERU | Friday, 6 Jun 2008 | Views [745]

The bus to Cusco (Cuzco) was 22 hours. Everyone, including the locals in Lima, were concerned that I was taking the cheaper bus. I have absolutely no idea what they were so worried about! The bus was like new, and I had the top deck front seat which ... Read more >


I CRY GOODBYE LIMA

PERU | Tuesday, 3 Jun 2008 | Views [763]

I just absoloutely loved staying with Cesar and his family. Although I only stayed for about four days, It was definitely an exerience I will never forget. Yesterday, Cesar's mother helped me out when a scorpio decided to watch me go to the toilet.... Read more >


CARMEN GOMEZ- PAMPLONA

PERU | Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | Views [4991] | Comments [2]

  At 11am Carmen and I finally met out the front of the McDonalds in Miraflores. Her friend who used to be a police officer was waiting on the street in a taxi, ready to drive us to the shanty town of Pamplona, which is in the mountains nearby the ... Read more >


FIESTAS

PERU | Monday, 2 Jun 2008 | Views [558]

Yesterday morning was slow. I got up at about 7am, hung out with Cesar's mum and cats at his house, and then went back to bed till nearly midday. I woke up so incredibly tired, realising that I was still experiencing the effects of jet-lag. Later when ... Read more >


FILM NIGHT IN LIMA

PERU | Sunday, 1 Jun 2008 | Views [510]

Last night I met some Peruvian filmmakers, after Christian (Diana's couchsurfing host) invited me to go and see a short 20 minute film called Un Mundo Sin Colores (A World Without Colours). It was about racism between the people of Lima from different ... Read more >


IN LIMA WITH CESAR

PERU | Friday, 30 May 2008 | Views [494]

I share a bedroom with Cesars mother, which has a sheet of plastic separating us, a concrete floor, and a tin roof. It's morning, and the light is slipping through the giant gaps above the cardboard thin sheet door. Thank goodness it never rains in ... Read more >


FRIENDS OF LIMA

PERU | Thursday, 29 May 2008 | Views [726] | Comments [1]

So, I have been trying to get in contact with Carmen Gomez, a woman in Lima who I have been in contact with over the net. She has been helping out with the earthquake that happened last August and also in the areas of child prostitution. It has been ... Read more >


Gallery: PERU

PERU | Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | Photo Gallery

Arrival in Peru
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ARRIVAL IN LIMA

PERU | Wednesday, 28 May 2008 | Views [450]

I was picked up at 11pm at Lima Airport by Joel, a nice young man I met on www.couchsurfing.com We caught the bus to his home in Callao, where I stayed the night in his small, tidy room. He slept on a matress on the floor, and gave myself and ... Read more >


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