Maitenance time in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia

We meet some great people and remember that getting things done on the road takes three times as long as it would at home!

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  • The grocery store scene reminded me of a trip I made to Minsk with a medical fact finding mission on the 5th anniversary of the Chernobyl meltdown. Several months after the trip I hosted one of our translators in Santa Barbara (my hometown). First up was a trip to the grocery store (Ralphs, Vons, don't remember). I noticed Sergei was standing in the coffee aisle for what seemed like an extra long time. I approached him and he was quietly crying. I asked him why and he just pointed at all of the coffee choices - it was overwhelming for him after a lifetime of scarcity. It stunned him for days; I was afraid to suggest another trip to the store after that experience.

      23 days ago
    • Although I can't imagine what that felt like for him I have to say that when we shipped home during the beginning of the Pandemic we were in awe of a normal Ralph's in San Clemente. There the USA was freaking out about the grocery stores being...

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        22 days ago
    • We do have it 'better' (in purely materialistic terms) than pretty much any other geography on the planet. It's hard to remember to use that privilege to benefit others (equal to ourselves). I think your series is one way to 'give back' - to...

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        22 days ago
  • Another great episode. I was wondering about the song at about 5 min. into the piece. Did you 'discover' all of this music while on the trip? The next song (6 min.) is also lovely!

      23 days ago
    • Thanks Stephen. It's hard to find non-copyrighted music. Most of this we found through searching online or the youtube music library. We put the names of each song in the description with a link. Cheers!

        22 days ago
    • Thanks, Tim. Where is the 'description' you speak of? Perhaps on your website?

        22 days ago
  • Cute girl, great truck, great adventure, but why head over to the Brazilian jungle? I would have headed south towards Argentina, then west to Chile then north towards Peru and Ecuador. Nicer weather, prettier sights, good food and wine.

      22 days ago
    • We headed to all of those places over the last 2 years. No need to see just one area. Also, Brazil has some great food and some of the nicest people of the trip.

        22 days ago
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