Vamos… Let’s go!

Although we are officially still at Language school we have been so busy this week, getting involved with different churches and projects here in Cochabamba.

On Monday we moved house to be closer to the centre of town. We gave in our visa application at Interpol (stage 3 out of 6 complete) and now have to just wait until the certificates come back before going to the next place. We have run two drama workshops for a church group and are going to accompany them this afternoon for a presentation in the main plaza (square). It’s great to see all ages in the Church getting involved from the under 10’s to the over 60’s!

At language school we get to meet lots of people who work for various projects in the town. Sarah and her brother work at Casa de Amor, looking after children who have been at risk on the streets. This week they introduced us to baby ‘B’, who is making good progress after being abandoned by his 15 year old mother, who was not able to look after him. The aim for Casa de Amor is to find local Bolivian families who can adopt the children as soon as possible. He is 5 weeks at the moment – and really cute as you can see in the photo below.

One evening we went with a group to Salsa dancing classes. It was so funny. Salsa dance teachers (except the gorgeous Daniella Hobbs) all seem to have a thing about having their trousers just a bit too tight and a bit too short.!! Actually it was quite hard work dancing at altitude. Dean was one of only four guys, so had a queue of lovely girls wanting to dance with him…

Saturday is Market day. Time to stock up on delicious fresh fruit and vegetables from a local street market just 10 minutes from our house. It was a colourful experience, fruits, uncountable varieties of potatoes, yukka, real herbs, mountains of bananas and the innocent looking – yet deadly-  hot chilli peppers. We came home laden with stuff to try.

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Ahora, tenemos que hacer nuestro tarrea…. por favor Dino… No puedes copiarme!! Vamos.. poco a poco.

Sarah and Baby 'B'
Sarah and Baby ‘B’



Ruth teaching drama
Ruth teaching drama
View from our apartment!
View from our apartment!
Our new church...
Our new church…


Dram workshop
Drama workshop
Street drama...
Street drama…
Feeding the pigeons.
Feeding the pigeons.


Children on the street corner.
Children on the street corner.
The drama group
A few familiar faces!

4 thoughts on “Vamos… Let’s go!

  1. Yay this all looks so exciting and great! Especially the salsa! So want to come an try that. Lots of love to you both and let’s Skype soon? Xxx

  2. Amazing to read this! The photo of the street children has seriously pulled at my heart strings, was this taken outside the cafe by the plaza? I pretty sure I recognise them, if I’m right those are the two who I took a huge shining to when we went to help at the baby washing…such amazing memories. Thanks for sharing! I’d love to Skype too and to hear all you’re up to. love to you all xx

  3. Ah this is lovely to read – sounds like you’re having a wonderful time! Please send my love to Angelica and Mauge….seeing pictures of you all makes me want to jump on the next flight out. Those children in the photo above sat on the corner with their mum…I’m sure they are the two who always came to the baby washing, was the photo taken outside the cafe on the corner of the plaza? My heart strings have really been tugged! Praying for you both often, keep doing the brilliant work you’re doing and same as Danielle – I’d love to Skype soon too! xx

  4. Hi Dean and Ruth love your photos they make us smile!! Thinking and praying about you lots
    Love Chris and david

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