Monthly Archives: June 2014

The (lengthy) residency process.

To obtain a one year temporary residency visa in Bolivia is a lengthy process fraught with incompetency, frustration, corruption and pointless bureaucracy.  The following is a rather long-winded account of my experience. This post is out of date. To read a … Continue reading


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Aymara New Year

Bolivia is the most indigenous country in South America, with the 2012 census revealing 86% of respondents had identified as having native or mixed origins. In La Paz, the Aymara people form the vast majority. Traditionally sun-worshipers, among other things, the … Continue reading

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One of the exciting things that happened in La Paz this year was the opening of the first line of the Teleferico, a massive cable car public transportation system. Traffic in La Paz La Paz traffic is truly terrible and … Continue reading

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Bolivian Clocks to Run Backwards

As if Bolivia were not backwards already. Some creative government officials have decided that Bolivian clocks should run counter-clockwise, arguing the design of a clock was originally based on a sundial, which in the Southern Hemisphere runs counter-clockwise (clockwise in … Continue reading

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