Archive | October, 2013

Working in a Bolivian Artificial Limb Clinic

“Ah, shit! I’ve broken my leg…” Two Bolivian ladies flutter anxiously around me as I attempt to get up from the pavement, my spectacular stumble-and-fall still fresh in my memory. My leg is askew in front of me, battered and bruised. The knee joint has separated completely from the calf; the two halves lie a […]

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Can Drinking Ayahuasca Change Your Life?

Drinking ayahuasca: could it change my life? It’s what I’ve heard can happen. And I was dutifully sceptical, as many people often are when regarding things they don’t understand. Ayahuasca’s just a drug, right? A cooked up plant from deep in the rainforest that makes you trip out and hallucinate; a trip that makes you […]

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The Spanish Challenge: Don’t Speak English in Bolivia

Hola mis amores! El artículo de hoy es un poco diferente, porque ahora estoy en Bolivia – y mientras yo estoy aquí, he decidido que no voy a hablar nada de inglés. Sólo en español. Buena suerte para mí, no? … Just kidding. To those who don’t understand the above, hopefully the title will have […]

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Batman’s Alley: the Boldest and Brightest of Brazilian Graffiti

There’s a huge amount of fascinating street art pieces throughout South America, and every time I take a photo of a particular piece of graffiti, I immediately think I should write a graffiti-focused post. Maybe a “Top Ten Awesome Graffiti Pieces in South America?” or, as I’m steadily becoming more awestruck, “Top Ten Graffiti Pieces […]

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