Entries by Lou Fabian

In Class

As I’ve mentioned previously, I take Spanish classes here in La Paz.  Every day, 8-10a, (almost) religiously.  Since I was basically starting from scratch with the language, it’s been painful at times. To be honest, it’s painful all day, every day.  Even just getting a haircut is stressful.  But, over the last couple of weeks, I’ve finally been able to […]

At Home

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been a bit constricted to my little neighborhood; Sopocachi. The reason local travel hasn’t been very feasible is El Teleferico (the gondola that runs all over La Paz) was closed for servicing.  Which is okay but hinders getting to a few key places for work.   Also, and the most un-nerving […]

At the Immigration Office

I have taken a few additional steps this week surrounding all of my immigration paperwork.  The first step was that I hired myself.  With my Power of Attorney and Legal Team here, I became the CEO of Accendo Solutions SRL.  Pretty exciting news, other than the fact that I’m making Bolivia’s minimum wage, which is […]

On a Slant

The reason for the title of this post is because I have a story.  Well, I usually have a story every day.  For example, I saw my three neighborhood cows today on my way to the gym. Or yesterday, I was proud of myself since I held a 10-minute conversation, all in Spanish, with Bolivia’s Vice […]

At the Doctor’s Office

On August 16th (yesterday at the time of this post), I just had my two-month anniversary for being in Bolivia! Yes, I know, it sounds like I’m celebrating a new-born. But, it’s hard to believe that I’ve been here for two (2) months already. Most of the days it feels like I haven’t made enough […]

Eating Cheeseburgers

I believe a couple weeks ago, I mentioned that I’ve been drinking a lot of coffee.  Which, in itself isn’t too bad… especially since I drank a lot of coffee back in Colorado.  BUT, for some reason, I’ve been on a quest to find the best burger joint in my neighborhood (Sopocachi).  I’ve eaten more […]

At a Coffee Shop

Over the last few weeks, it seems like I’m ALWAYS at a coffee shop.  Which I personally don’t mind, since it gets and keeps me out of the house.  But, I don’t think the volume of coffee I’m drinking is very healthy.  Oh well, I’ll worry about that later.   Another week, and like I […]

In Limbo

Another week, another strike.  Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been wanting/waiting to visit a park about six hours from La Paz; called Sajama.  Of course, with that visit to the park, there’s a peak there that I’d like to bag.  BUT, they’ve closed the park entrance due to a strike, so we’re not […]

At the Bank

So, the reason for the title… like my mother always says, it’s an adventure.  I forgot my debit card in an ATM last week.  Yeah, I know, I’m not the brightest bulb.  To get my card back, I had to head to the bank to claim it from the customer service department.   The kicker… […]

In a New World

Okay, week #2 is in the books… what a week.  I saw cows in my street, which in a city of 2.3 million people, I didn’t expect.  But, almost every day there’s a surprise; both good and bad.  Cows are fun. Forgetting your debit card in an ATM, not so much.  But, it’s all part of the journey, I guess. […]