I’m very very very tired, but all safe and sound. I arrived to Cochabamba this morning!
I met the person I’ve been in contact with from the project, Katia, and she took me to where I’m staying. I felt sweaty, thursty and exhausted all at once. But still I couldn’t help smiling while sitting there in the taxi… Finally, I’m here.
I live in a bolivian elderly couples house, Freddi & Carmela. They’re both very sweet. They have 3 dogs and 1 very fluffy cat which I’ve already been cuddling with all night. I have my own room and internet (yayy).
After sleeping for a couple of hours the other volunteer that’s staying here too, a girl in my age from the US, invited me to join a group of people going to the Carneval this weekend in Oruro, a couple of hours from here. And of course I accepted! So we joined another volunteer and took a ‘trufi‘ which is a shared taxi into the city to take out some money, bolivianos. This means of transport seems to be the most common around here, basically they look like a van or the kind of taxi that you get for more than 6 people, only that you don’t nessecarily know the people in the trufi and there is no official stops, you just yell to the driver that you wanna get off in the next corner, then you pay him 2bs which is 2,47 swedish crowns !! (if I’ve converted the currency correctly)
After that we walked around the city, I had a vegetarian pizza. And just now we’ve been sitting in the kitchen with Fredi and Carmela, listening to their advices and stories and having tea. Tomorrow I’m gonna fix a bolivian SIM card and buy the tickets for the carneval! 🙂