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Post-Potosi Post

I’m catching up on Saturday Night Live episodes and finally sitting down to write this blog post summarizing our Bolivia trip. How first-world do I sound?! It has taken me the last week to even begin to process everything we saw and accomplished. A huge thank you to everyone who has helped us to think…

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Two Days Left

It’s hard for me to believe that we only have today and tomorrow in Potosi before our three day journey home. And Caleb turned six months today. I honestly don’t even know where to begin writing and that is probably why I haven’t posted recently. We only just reached the point in the last few…

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It’s Different, but Not Bad

About a week ago, we had Eysel (our landlady and friend, pronounced “Hazel” without the “H”) and her daughter over for dinner. I made mashed potatoes, salmon with thyme, and a tomato salad. A rather uninspired meal, even if the fish came from Lake Titicaca. Eysel’s comment when Keith asked her what she thought of…

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D.O.N.E.

If you’ve ever been on a missions trip longer than a week (or even traveled for a long period of time), you know that there’s that moment in time when the exciting “newness” of everything has worn off and you’re exhausted, but you’ve got too much time left to just try and hang tight. That’s…

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A Day of Rest

We’ve been away from home about two weeks now. Things here are definitely different from home (working on a post with the details of that), but we haven’t really experienced culture shock. What we have experienced is culture stress: the stress that comes from extra effort speaking a different language, learning a new city, embracing…

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My Friend Luna

There are three dogs that live in our courtyard (I’m not exactly sure which family owns them). One of them, named Luna, likes to follow me everywhere. If I leave the bedroom to go to the kitchen, she’ll follow me there and wait until I come out again. Yesterday, Caleb and I spent some time…

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“Home”

Sorry for the delay. And “sorrier” for the mess, but when I got a chance to take pictures without any of the other people who live around our courtyard at home yesterday, I figured, “now or never!” Warning: those of you who live in first world countries may be shocked, but this is a totally…

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I’ll Admit It: We Got Lost

Potosi is an incredibly difficult city to navigate. There are no street signs and it is NOT set up like a grid (thanks for spoiling me, New York!). Unless you know the city, you don’t know the city. There’s no knowing it a little bit. I got so overwhelmed the other night that we asked…

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Un Paseo al Rio

We had lovely walk down to the river today. The closer we got to the water, the more lush things became. It was gorgeous. We took Cloe, Steve and Mary’s dog, with us and she had just as much fun as we did! We started out on the road that led down to the river,…

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Las Cosas Curiousos

When I lived in England in 2007, my mom gave me a Curious George journal to keep track of all the funny little things I noticed. In keeping with the tradition, I will be writing a few “curious things” posts because it’s those little things we’ll forget! Milk and yogurt come in bags, juice comes…

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