Would you like a postcard from South America?
- Not happy? Change!
- Confusing the Sun and the Moon
- While researching the story of a great Romanian adventurer, I found a great Romanian adventurer. But a different one.
- Dinner by Lake Titicaca
- Video Blog: Music in the Bolivian Mountains
- Video Blog: Hummingbird
- Video Blog: Cowboy Idyll
- Easily Confused (58) Llamas
- Reading by the Lake
- Aggression on the Playground
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Category Archives: Politics
First reactions from the streets of Brazil after the news broke that Congress had voted to initiate an impeachment proceeding against President Dilma Rousseff:
1889, that was a coup when the military toppled the Brazilian emperor Pedro II and forced him into exile. 1964, that was a coup which lead to 20 years of military dictatorship. 2016, that is, contrary to some angry rhetoric and calls of “coup” … Continue reading
I have fallen so much for Bolivia that it’s hard to say what I like most. But the lively political and social debates, the culture of discussion, the broad interest in questions that concern all of society, the readiness to … Continue reading
My theory about profiling #geeks as #terrorists, confirmed by the @NewYorker. Thanks to @33375a ! Continue reading
As soon as I had announced that I would move to Latin America, the unsolicited advice began knocking on my door. From all four corners of the world, the recommendations arrived, yet they were so identical as if they were based on one and the same … Continue reading
The hotel at which I stayed in San José de Chiquitos (I didn’t find any Couchsurfing host there) banned not only the indoor use of dogs, cats and cigarettes, but also of coca leaves. This prohibition surprised me because coca leaves … Continue reading
In most countries, the job of Vice President is limited to sitting around and waiting for the President to die. In Bolivia, the Vice President’s job includes explaining the cast of the country’s leading telenovela. Which is a tough job, because there … Continue reading