Entries by Lou Fabian

In Colorado, USA

My first week back to the US has been interesting.  I’ve lived here most of my life, I know the routine, I know the area (Colorado), but it still all feels so strange!  I guess this is part of my re-assimilation from being out of the country for the last 13 months or so.  Two […]

In Rurrenabaque

Well, I just finished my last two site visits before heading back Stateside.  And I think these last two were both my favorites, and potentially the best candidates for Pidola.  From La Paz, I flew to a town called Rurrenabaque (aka Rurre).  Rurre is vastly different than La Paz.  While you’re still in Bolivia, you’re going from the high […]

In Santa Cruz

It’s been a very busy, but a good week here in Bolivia.  As I’ve been mentioning over the last few updates, Pidola (aka Accendo) had been invited to a July 4th event in Santa Cruz, which was hosted by the US Embassy/State Department.  This event not only celebrated the July 4th Holiday, it was also a celebration […]

In El Alto

It was another morning that I was up painfully early.  So I figured I would go to El Alto, the sister city of La Paz, and see the sunrise before work got started.  Plus, for one of the larger indigenous groups here in Bolivia, the Aymara, June 21st is their New Year.  Many will go to different spiritual […]

In El Prado

This was the first week in almost six that I spent the entire time in La Paz!  It was nice for the routine, but it’s always a grind getting back into the swing of things.  I spent most of the time in an area of La Paz called El Prado, which translates into “The Meadow”.  It’s essentially the […]

In Madidi, Tiwanaku & Sajama

Well, it’s been a whirlwind the last few weeks with Vegas, Colorado, Utah, and then the last couple. Many of you know that one of my brothers came down to Bolivia to visit for about 10 days.  We had a great time visiting the rainforest (Madidi), some old ruins (Tiwanaku) and some mountains (Sajama).  All of these places […]

In Moab

It’s been a great week for the Pidola Team.  First and foremost, Michelle is now officially married!  A group of us went to Moab (a town in Utah) to help her, Jeff and many friends and family celebrate their wedding.  They did a wonderful job with the event, and everyone had a great time… including yours truly.  Congrats to […]

In Las Vegas

Oh, Vegas.  I’m back in the Silver State for a website development conference.  It’s been a good, but long week already with lots of meetings, sessions, and a few phone calls sprinkled in.  For me personally, it’s always nice to catch up with people that I work with on daily/weekly basis.  When working remote, I never get that all-important […]

In Conifer

Well, I’ve made the long trip back States’ side, and enjoying my first few days in Colorado.  I’m actually staying at my aunt’s house in Conifer, which is a beautiful corner of the world.  It’s always nice to spend time here and soothe the soul a bit… can’t beat the views for your morning coffee! We are […]

In Pinaya (Illimani)

It’s been a good week, both professionally and personally here in Bolivia.  Let’s start with the most important… Over the next few weeks, we’re going to be coordinating a meeting with ABE (our internet provider), Food for the Hungry (a Bolivian partner) and the Ministry of Education.  Our goal is to determine how we can align […]