Entries by Lou Fabian

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. […]

In Los Pinos

It’s been almost a week since I jumped on the plane to come to Bolivia.  And it’s been a good week.  I’ve struggled, mightily at times, but we’re also still taking steps forward. That’s the goal on a daily basis, to make progress here in Bolivia, both professionally AND personally.  Some strides are larger than others, […]

At Immersion School

Over the course of the last couple of years, I’ve been taking Spanish classes to help me, well, learn Spanish.  In the past, I’ve taken language courses in French, German, and even Japanese, but they’ll do me little good as I’m prepping for my move to Bolivia.  If I would have only known to make […]

In Sopocachi (soon)

One of the big pieces of moving to Bolivia, is trying to find a place to stay while I’m there! Short term accommodations are easy, since you can use hotels, AirBNB’s, crash at a friend’s place.  BUT, long-term is a different story. Questions come up around: can I sign a lease?  Will someone rent to a foreign […]

In the Colorado Mountains

As I get ready for my ONE-WAY trip to La Paz, I personally have a lot to get completed and accomplished before that happens in June.  Moving, renting out my place, getting meeting scheduled, things along those lines. BUT, there’s also un-finished climbing business.   As many people know, I moved to Colorado in 2010 for […]