Category Archives: living

What the hell is anticrético?

What the hell is it? Bolivians enjoy a unique property leasing option known as anticrético, a process where the owner of a property leases out the residence in exchange for an interest free loan for a period of at least one year. The tenant … 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. It was great being able to go out for lunch anywhere and watch a game on TV, or stroll down to a … Continue reading

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The Men in Green

The police in Bolivia are not very popular thanks a reputation for being corrupt, lazy, incompetent and creating more problems than they solve. I’ve heard numerous stories of people having to pay them to investigate a crime, and even then they … Continue reading

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Visa Requirements

Below is a list of requirements for the one year temporary residency visa and a list of the sub requirements for each section. This article is out of date. Check out the slightly less out of date article here. Update: … Continue reading

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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 This post is out of date.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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