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... in-hand with poverty comes religion. Cochabamba proudly boasts the world's biggest statue of Jesus Christ. Bigger than the Cristo in Rio, even. He watches down from a nearby hill, although despite his size, appearing rather less omnipotent than his diminutive Brazilian brother.
I haven't quite got used to this not having a smartphone on me at all times lark yet, which means I've neglected to write down directions to my hostel. All I know is the name of ...
... Throughout our travels I have become wary of locals seeing the west as the "white rich people" with bottomless pockets and all the answers. I see local leadership and empowerment from within the community as healthier and more effective means of development. But there is also something to be said for giving kids a kick-start in life and letting them know someone across the world believes in them. No system is perfect, but Mark and I ...
... some other footprints. This is so far the most exciting thing I have done in Bolivia besides the salt flats. The walk continued along the river and into the canyon. The white stone was carved out so smoothly by the water it looked as though it had created a water slide. Green parrots filled the air as we headed in further to a waterfall. The water from the cascada is from a subterranean river and to get over to it we had to do a little mountain climbing. We all got ...
... and snakes. Near the end of the walk she gets tired and naps, usually on my boots which gets painful and annoying very quickly. Eventually she'll take me back to get cage. She always leads the way and decides the route and fortunately she is very food focused and will always return to her cage for dinner. Once in her cage I offer her more love by blowing on her face again and when she's ready she will lie against the hole in the chicken wire and let ...
First, I apologise, this will be a very boring post as we were very lazy for a week!
We stayed in the little village of Tiquepaya just outside of Cochabamba.
We stayed in a lovely hostel with a pool, gardens with hammocks, a pool table, barbecue area and an awesome Old English Sheepdog.
We spent the week sunbathing, buying food from the local market and playing with the ...
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