i suck at this online journal thing..actually i don’t Bolivia sucks for not having internet in the houses..and the internet cafes being so slow..
Class… Slept over Michele’s house..Read and did a little work..passed out with book on face.. everytime i start doin any work it will be the first time i layed in bed all day and i automatically fall asleep… mehhh =[ thats why i have not written in my journal (online one)
No Loma Pampa this week.. we relaxed. I traveled by truffi back and forth all over the place. Went to Banana Lounge with CJ, Michele, Caleb, Naju and Richard. Good music, strong drinks fun times. The only thing that was really disheartening was that this little boy came in and sat next to me on a chair and put a flower in my face. I politely said no…but he didn’t really understand what i was saying he seemed either high or there was something wrong with him. He wouldn’t leave after like 5 minutes and i felt bad. the owner came over and shooed him out.. i was really upset about it and it reminded me that i had seen alot but there is much worse than what i have gone through and seen here… which really sucks
Michele, Evyn and I went to La Cancha to pick up a few things for Toro Toro, like head lamps..we decided to reuse them for gold digger halloween costumes.. we are too crafty hahah. We then went to the grocery store for some snacks (a kilo of animal crackers was sufficient). Then we had reflections later that night and went out to my favorite restaurant KAHBOOB !!! The best food evaaa! Then after we went to Cafe Modena and i had the world famous chocolate cake… yummy!! Then with a full stomach i went home to back my things up for Toro Toro.. it was a process not knowing what exactly to bring with me.. so i brought everything..
i was surprised the bus ride into Toro Toro did not kill us…I basically went off roading in a bus.. word to that. The road was either stone or just dirt… not much room (the bus took up the whole road so it was fun figuring out how to let other trucks or cars by) and no guard rails that was very fun! It was a 5 hour trip.. which also was interrupted by desert side of the road bathroom break.. that’s always fun. We finally arrived at toro toro and unpacked our stuff into the hostel.. when we realized 75% of the rooms do not lock..fun! so then we went to eat a late lunch at Pachamama Wasi (quecha for mother earth’s house). The food was… well i didn’t get sick so i won’t complain. But the food was cold a good majority of the time..they had a set menu and i ate things really fast so i wouldn’t have to taste it. There were a few times that it was good but not enough that i would go their voluntarily. Then we went with spider monkey man to see the dinosaur footprints of Toro Toro.. he knew everything.. he was a genius. Then we went back to my fav restaurant for dinner. After we had a “frat party” in the boys room.. deep conversations about .. everything.. usually only about food, birth control and copulation. The usual… then we carried our party onto the street and Richarrrr played his charango.
Rise and Shine.. nice and early.. yuck! We had breakfast and then went for a hike (an adventure) to the canyon.. like a bamillion steps and Spider monkey man (Don Mario) walked without breaking a sweat..he was dressed in loafers, khakis, a button down shirt and his llama sweater… im all the way in the back huffing and puffing with Evyn. That guy showed me up big time. We climbed from rock to rock and tooo many steps and finally got to the water fall.. awesome. We swam in the water falls and then hiked back up all the god damned steps… and then we went for lunch.. had a 10 minute break and off to the caves!! We got orange helmets with pads in them and i put my head lamp on. I felt like a creepy crawly insect crawling on all fours, turinging side ways going down backward.. i fit in spaces not meant for people haha. After we walked back in the dark and the sky was lit up by the stars it was a great ride back.. we were so hungry.. we went back to our fav restaurant.. we were supposed to have another frat party but instead we sat and watched the people of Toro Toro attempt to put a t-rex in the square.. people were fighting which way to fit it in..so it ended up going back and forth for 4 hrs.. only to be left on the truck.. that is when we made the term T.I.B. This is bolivia… for example.. people fighting over which way to put a trex in the square..someone would say that ridiculous.. and the response would be.. TIB man TIB
the second cave was today.. i oppted to sleep after i woke up stiff and sore.. i woke up at 7.30 for breakfast and then went back to the room to read and stuff then we went for lunch again at pachamama wasi and packed up the bus.. The bus driver was drunk/insane and yelling at me in quecha because we were late..i tried explaining to him it wasn’t our fault but he was like insane.. then he drove like a mad man and he started packing up so that the tire of the back of the bus was almost off the edge of the road.. multiple times.. if i can live through that.. i can live through anything jesus. we got back and i was so exhausted i ate yogurt and fruit and went to bed
the feria was today. There were exhibitions of the artwork (table clothes) the women were working on from alto cochabamba and Loma Pampa. I went to the truck for food — french fries and a coke. After we hung around and left. Jovanna, Ayesha and Michele fell in love with puppies..which they are taking back to states.. they are crazyyy! after Evyn, Michele, Caleb, Jovanna and I went to Globos for the worst service ever.. TIB
Michele got her puppy today.. he is so tiny. She named him sesame but i call him peanut because he is like a little peanut.. i love him.. he is like my little child. He eats formula 4 times a day and im helping michele raise it since i have puppy 101 knowledge from dawson..the spaun of satan dog haha (just kidding i love dawson). We went out for Rosalba’s birthday dinner at Rodeos.. 15 boliviano ( 2 dollar ) steak… yummy
We went to loma pampa and no one showed up for class other than ariel bismars brother =[ we visited Prima and i set up a time for my interview. After all that we all went to language class and then met up at Casa Blanca for jazz night. I ate wayy to much