Friday, March 21, 2008

The Hacienda

We just found a house to rent (we´ll post pictures soon) but we wanted to show where we were staying in the meantime. We stayed in the Hacienda which normally houses the Interns on our team and short term teams that come to Bolivia. It is up in the woods a bit so it is very peaceful and surrounded by many chirping birds. I loved getting up in the mornings and taking some time to read in the hammocks before the day started. Very peaceful. We are happy to settle into a place of our own but we loved being at the Hacienda and getting to spend time with Michelle, Jaclyn, Kristin, Justin (the Interns) and the North Park team that was here last week.
Here are some pictures...
The front of the Hacienda

The downstairs porch.

The upstairs porch. I love the hammocks.

Matt and I on our first day in Bolivia

Our room. Yep, bunk beds.
Sorry about the delay in posts...(Dave) takes us a while to get them together. The other day I tried to upload some photos and waited about a half an hour but then it just failed anyway. It can be frustrating. We still do all our internetting (not a word?) from internet cafes. Once we get internet in our house it will be more frequent. I promise...we have a lot to share.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

We made it!

So we´re here in Bolivia. Yea! It was a good trip here but a very long day. We flew from Chicago to Miami then onto La Paz. We had about a 10 hour lay-over in La Paz which has a very high altitude of about 12,000 feet. It was definitely hard to breathe up there. I would move my arm up or stand up and get very light headed and have to take a few extra breaths. It was pretty strange. Then it was onto Cochabamba which is the city where we are living. We were surprised by the beauty and lushesness of the city. It is more beautiful than we expected. I guess the green in the city will be short lived as rainy season is ending soon and with that everything turns to brown. We´ll just enjoy it for now then.

The empty seat next to us on the flight
from Miami to La Paz. Very nice.

Matt at the La Paz Airport.

Cactus and palm trees at La Paz Airport

Getting some good reading done on the way to Cochabamba

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