After a 22 hour journey we arrived in Bolivia on Thursday 21 March…. Thankfully with all our cases and luggage intact. It already feels like we have been here a month! It has been lovely to see friends and enjoy some delicious Bolivian hospitality.
At the moment we are living in a mission guesthouse, which is very comfortable. It is just round the corner from where we used to live, so it is nice to be in familiar surroundings. We went to the Saturday market and were recognised by some of the sellers and have already bumped into people we know in the street.
We were invited into the youth rehabilitation centre on Thursday afternoon and Saturday night. It was a great atmosphere. Most of the boys are new, but a few remembered us from our visit last summer.
Over the next week we will be starting our visa application and also try to find somewhere to live. We will be re-visiting all the projects we have been involved with and seeing how things have changed.
Our postal address here in Cochabamba is: Dean and Ruth Such, c/o Conexiones Entre Mundos, Casilla 15 Cochabamba, Bolivia.
Things can take up to a month to get here. Best to wrap it up well in plastic and declare anything as ‘household items’ Anything valuable or interesting goes missing.