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Remembrance

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name… When I was a child, each Sunday we sang Malotte’s setting of the Lord’s Prayer, and I’m pretty sure that’s how I learned the words. Of course, I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Things I love about La Paz #6

#6 Courtesy While many elements of paceño life (notably traffic patterns) are somewhat lacking in consideration for others, interpersonal interactions typically display a valuable and careful attention to details of courtesy. If you visit La Paz, you will find people (in shops, … Continue reading

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Things I love about La Paz #5

#5 Apthapi An apthapi can be described as the altiplano version of a potluck. Here in the city, food may be brought in casserole dishes or pots, or simply wrapped up in an aguayo blanket. The blankets can be conveniently opened and set … Continue reading

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Things I love about La Paz #4

#4 People power Despite the inconvenience of frequent blockades and transportation interruptions, I love that people here take to the streets to march, protest, disrupt traffic, and make their voices heard.   Sometimes the people even accomplish their goal, or … Continue reading

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Things I love about La Paz #3

#3 Yaaaaa! One of the unique sounds of La Paz is the typical response to absurd statements and ironic jokes: Yaaaa!  Tune your ears when you visit, and you’re sure to hear it all around town, uttered at times by … Continue reading

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Things I love about La Paz #2

#2 Graffiti This city is full of graffiti. Lots of it is what I consider “ugly”–walls covered in tags, where teenagers have painted their names. But there’s also  political graffiti, stencil art, and some fun artistic murals around to enjoy. … Continue reading

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Things I love about La Paz #1

I’m in my final week as a resident of La Paz, Bolivia, and very sad to be saying goodbye. By way of tribute, I want to share some of my favorite things about life in this amazing city. My hope … Continue reading

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