A weekend in Cochabamba

La Paz is great. Really, it is. Unless you count the noise and the pollution and the cars honking and the graffiti and the 3,600m altitude and the occasional whiff of urine – then you might decide you need a holiday. Ingredients for a successful break usually include some or all of the following: food, […]

A protest, a party and turning 21 in La Paz

Well, I’ve achieved what very few have managed before me, and reached the grand age of 21. 21! Only a few months ago I was 12 (etc…), doesn’t time fly (etc.,..). My birthday celebrations started a full month ago on my fake birthday (August 24th), when Jake took me on a surprise birthday trip to […]

Agua es vida: working with communities in the altiplano.

It is 6.10 a.m and I am already late. The bus to the altiplano region is leaving from the other side of town in 20 minutes, and it is key that I do not miss this transport : the first village we are to visit is a little over 2 1/2 hours away on rocky […]

Nice to meet you

Student at the University of Cambridge, reading Modern and Medieval Languages (French and Spanish), enjoys reading & writing and so is attempting to make a living from it as a ‘proper adult’, currently on my year abroad in La Paz, Bolivia, and Lyon, France. Did my Dad peer pressure you into reading this?