Monthly Archives: July 2014

Stomach problems

One of the definite downsides of a gringo living here, or in any developing country, is the constant attack on your guts by unrelenting foreign bacteria.  We westerners are accustomed to incredibly strict hygiene standards and as a result we … Continue reading

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Watching the World Cup in Bolivia

Being on the same continent and time zone as the World Cup was a bit of a novelty for me.  It was great being able to go out for lunch anywhere and watch a game on TV, or stroll down … Continue reading

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The men in green

The police in Bolivia are not very popular.   They’re widely considered to be corrupt, lazy, incompetent and often create more problems than they solve.  I’ve heard numerous stories of people having to pay them to investigate a crime, and even then … Continue reading

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Corruption in Bolivia

Like in most developing countries corruption is a huge problem in Bolivia.  Over here you will find it in every aspect of life.  School beauty competitions are rigged in favour of the girl with the richest parents, university professors receive … Continue reading

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Visa Requirements

Bellow is a list of requirements for the one year temporary residency visa and a list of the sub requirements for each section. Update: Visa requirements changed in November 2014.  Some of this information will still apply while some may … Continue reading

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Public transport and the Puma Katari

La Paz introduced another revolutionary transport system this year; the Puma Katari.  There has been a hell of a lot of media hype and excitement about this service.  So what is it exactly?  To put it simply, it’s just a … Continue reading

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