Always Do What You Are Afraid to Do // Haz Siempre lo Que Tienes Miedo Hacer

**Traducido al español debajo** —————————————— “Always do what you are afraid to do.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson For my stay in Bolivia, I was told: don’t drink the water, don’t eat fresh fruit without a peel (water issue again), and don’t eat street food. I’m sorry, but if there are two things I do, they…

Cuando Tú Visitas Cochabamba

**Traducido al español debajo** However much I despise the title, I think I fall under the category of typical white suburban girl from Upstate New York.  During my first week in Cochabamba, Bolivia, I have noticed a few things. So have the locals, apparently. Here are some things to expect if you find yourself in the…

Cochabambinos

During the parade in Cochabamba, there were many street vendors, selling all sorts of nuts, dried fruits, popcorn, ice cream, empanadas, drinks… whatever you could want!

Welcome to Bolivia!

Your life can be an adventure or it can be nothing. Apparently mine is going to be an adventure! Three days ago I arrived in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia. Luckily, when I was on the plane I met a nice Boliviano who was ready to teach me Spanish and show me around. We…

How to Pack (and how NOT to)

Next week I will begin the 5-flight, 26 hour journey to Cochabamba, Bolivia. Despite my desire to be a low-maintenance traveler, four months in a foreign country that doesn’t have drinkable water or free 2-day shipping from Amazon, brings out the girl who would like to have absolutely everything she owns come with her.  A…