Thursday the 21th September we left for Independencia, the town I’ll be living in for the next year. Luckily our superior picked us up with the car and we didn’t have to get to Independencia on our own,. There are two ways to get there and we took the shorter and more beautiful one. Cochabamba and Independencia are located in valleys with mountains surrounding them on all sides that we had to cross. Although I was wearing pretty warm clothes it still got quite cold on 4-5000 metres. We drove for around 4 hours and the view was incredible despite the fog. Continue reading
Monthly Archives: September 2017
Cochabamba is really big! I am here since Friday already but I still can’t describe it better. For Cochabamba I will create a few, smaller posts, I really don’t know how to write all my impressions into a single one.
Wednesday and Thursday was an introductory seminar in Santa Cruz (we already had 2 in Germany, each for a week) with other volunteers from the BKHW.
I didn’t really get any new information out of it, but because there were Bolivians who gave us some advice it was still helpful ?. The other volunteers are pretty nice, it was great :). The temperatures were with 34°C in Spring alarming. I’m already afraid of summer •~•. Thursday evening we left for Cochabamba by bus, where we arrived Friday morning.
When we arrived in Santa Cruz on tuesday evening I was pretty wiped out and glad when our luggage was stored on the buses and we could start driving. I almost fell asleep on the ride but what I still noticed about Bolivia was that the traffic here is pure madness. They just honk for everything, the actual four roadways become five or six, and they moderately keep the direction of the roadways and the traffic lights. I couldn’t grasp more on my first day.
Today is my dad’s birthday. Because I can’t be with him on a day this important I’m now sending my greetings over from Bolivia. Happy birthday dad and I hope they celebrate you.
I love you ♡
My flight started in Frankfurt and went over Madrid to Santiago in Chile. From there went a flight to Iquique (also Chile) and the last flight ended in Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
The first Flight went over the Andes Mountains and it was a very nice view.
The food on board was similar to Taizé food. So edible 🙂
I could only see a little bit of Chile from the Airport and it looked like a desert.
It felt like I landed somewhere in the middle of nowhere – an interesting experience.
And the airplane takes off. Monday evening, 19:25 pm.
A great last view on Germany.
And a great view on the Andes Mountains too, during our first Flight towards Chile.
From tomorrow on i’ll be abroad for one year and i’m becoming more and more nervous.
I woke up pretty early today and couldn’t fall asleep again – but maybe that was good because there is still a lot I have to do. Who would have thought that packing and cleaning my room would take so much time when you have to plan ahead for a whole year.
So, this is my first time writing a blog, but I’ll do my very best.
The reason for me to enter unknown territory (writing a blog for the first time) is quite obvious.
I’m going abroad for a year – to South America – and to stay in contact with my family and friends I write this blog. Here I can keep them informed about how I’m doing.