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January 27, 2014

Sightseeing in La Paz

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Once Paige got adjusted to the altitude of the city, we decided to take a sightseeing bus tour to explore what La Paz has to offer.  The tour we wanted to take started downtown, so we took a taxi to get there on time. After around an hour of being stuck in traffic, we got […]

January 15, 2014

Sorojchi 101

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After almost four years of friendship, Paige is getting to Bolivia to meet my family and the country I have told her so much about.  Early in the morning, my parents and I headed to the airport to wait for Paige. I was a little afraid she could get “sorojchi” (the Aymara word for altitude […]

November 10, 2013

What Matters the Most

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After meeting Paige’s extended family in a super fun gathering, I realized that the connection Paige has with her family deeply intrigued me.  I have always known that Paige highly valued and prioritized her family, but I really wanted to understand the connection and dynamics among her closest family members.  The more I spent time […]

November 1, 2013

Visiting my American Family

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After a little more than two months of being at home, I found myself sitting at the edge of my bed staring at my suitcases.  I always thought that as time went by, packing and saying bye to the people who mean the most to me would get easier, but this is usually the time […]