Entries by Lou Fabian

At Salar de Uyuni

Well, it’s been another busy, but good week down here in Bolivia.  As I mentioned last week, I had my mom and aunt here to visit me for a couple weeks.  We checked off Lake Titicaca, and we visited Salar de Uyuni (aka Salt Flats) this week. I have to say, if you ever have the […]

Monthly Updates – October

The Solar + Storage + Internet Program for rural Bolivian schools is structured to support communities that are experiencing impacts of poor health, inadequate access to clean water, lack of tools to remain sustainable, and is providing access to resources to be able to grow, succeed, and continue to thrive in a modern world. With […]

In Mexico City

It’s been a busy week, both from a personal and professional standpoint.  First, my mom and aunt are in Bolivia to visit me and are here until next week. It’s always great to see family, no matter where in the world you are.  But, for me, it was especially nice to have them visit; it’s been hard being […]

Not in my Apartment

Well, the infinite insanity continues here in La Paz.  Most comes from the external environment, but sometimes it’s self-inflicted.  The other day, I was on my way to the bank and realized that I didn’t have my house keys.  I started checking my pockets, started back-tracking my route, but couldn’t find them.  I thought to myself, “they’re gone; there’s […]

At the Ministry of Education

We had two key meetings this week.  We were initially planned for four, but as most of us know, scheduling conflicts happen. The first was with our legal team, Guevara & Gutierrez SC, or GG Lex for short.  As I’ve mentioned previously, they have graciously provided us with pro bono work for over a year.  As those initial efforts […]

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 […]