Lesser Known Places: The Land of the Teeny-Weeny (Part 2)

In the first part of this article I introduced you to Chiquitania, a fascinating region in Eastern Bolivia, that is still rather unknown and underrated. But being underrated might be a good thing: it is unspoiled by mass tourism and it preserves much of its authenticity. So hurry up and visit it before it getsContinue reading “Lesser Known Places: The Land of the Teeny-Weeny (Part 2)”

Lesser-Known Places: The Land of the Teeny-Weeny (part 1)

I have recently reached a goal I did not set for myself: travel to at least 30 countries before turning 30. And, man, I am so grateful! Yet after visiting so many places, there is one thing I have started to grow weary about: mass tourism! People’s sincere desire to discover the world and toContinue reading “Lesser-Known Places: The Land of the Teeny-Weeny (part 1)”

Brazil-Peru-Brazil-Colombia-Peru in Less Than 2 hours. True Story!

This is one of those stories that are fun to tell but stressful to experience. It all happened at the 3-country border between Peru, Brazil and Colombia, in the Amazon rainforest. In November 2017 I traveled from Bolivia to Benjamin Constant, a small town in N-W Brazil, for an indigenous conference, together with 3 BolivianContinue reading “Brazil-Peru-Brazil-Colombia-Peru in Less Than 2 hours. True Story!”

5 Things I Learned Working With Indigenous People

Introverted, task oriented, punctuality freak, don’t-waste-my-time kind of guy. That was me, in a nutshell, when I first arrived in Bolivia, two years ago. This whole time I’ve been working with indigenous university students, mainly from the Chiquitano ethnic group, from lowland Bolivia. From the very beginning I was aware that I’m dealing with peopleContinue reading “5 Things I Learned Working With Indigenous People”