Paige Triola

January 29, 2014

Más Cerca de Dios

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Ever since I was little, I’ve craved adventure. I wanted to pack a bag and hike through fields, climb big rocks, get lost in nature. The most I was able to do at the time, however, was explore my backyard. As Michelle and I packed our things for the 5-day excursion through Salar de Uyuni, […]

January 14, 2014

Copacabana!

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We’re back from Copacabana! At around 10am on Saturday, Michelle, her family, and I all piled into the car and drove 3.5 hours to Copacabana, a city on the edge of Lake Titicaca. When we pulled into a small town near the lake, I thought we had arrived, but we were stopping for a different […]

January 11, 2014

Estoy en Bolivia!

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During the long plane ride from Miami to Bolivia, I alternated between sleeping (rather unsuccessfully) and reflecting on what my stay would be like with Michelle and her family. Every now and then I glanced out of the plane window, but since it was nighttime, I couldn’t see much. Finally, around 5:45, I got the […]

Buildings, including skyscrapers, with a mountain in the background in La Paz, Bolivia

January 7, 2014

Practicing Spanish and Packing Suitcases

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After a relaxing few weeks at home with family, it’s finally time to pull out the suitcases. I could not be more excited as I make all of the necessary preparations before heading out to Bolivia. Michelle has sent me an e-mail full of tips on what type of clothing to bring and information on […]

August 20, 2013

Amigas in Ocean City!

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It was a beautiful 83 degrees today here in Ocean City, New Jersey! Michelle and I did not let it go to waste. At 8:00 am, we enjoyed a wonderful breakfast made by the husband and wife who own the bed and breakfast we’re staying at. There was freshly sliced fruit, Nutella, bread, cereal, yogurt, […]

August 18, 2013

A Bolivian Addition

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It may be the last couple weeks of summer, but for me the fun is just beginning. From the moment my “Bolivian twin” Michelle Echenique arrived at my house, the days have been action-packed and full of laughter.   We kicked off her stay by going to a big Triola family party, which was to […]