Monthly Archives: September 2014

Apartment hunting in La Paz

I finally moved into a new apartment after living with the missus’ family for way too long. I’m renting a spacious 2 bedroom place down the road from her parents for US$250 per month.  It’s a decent crib, at least … Continue reading

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Día del Peatón (Pedestrian’s day)

Every year on a Sunday in September Bolivia hosts “Pedestrian’s Day” to bring attention to environmental issues, specifically our dependence on burning fossil fuels for transportation.  The government outlaws all use of motorised transport (except for those with a special permit, … Continue reading

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Bus Safety in Bolivia

Bolivia’s road safety record is appalling.  The country of 10 million people has only about 500,000 cars yet around 40,000 traffic accidents are recorded every year.  Over 3000 people died between 2008 and 2012, an average of more than one per day … Continue reading

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