Year 2 – Day 346

I walk to Kitzia’s to meet up with Tom and pick up my organic cheeses.

Stephanie and I sample the new cheeses and then walk to the house she is renovating.

I take a nap.

Stephanie, Pat, Renate and I enjoy dinner at Cafe Cultura.

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Year 2 – Day 341

Programming.

Nap.

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This is the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flatland in the world at 4,086 square miles (10,582 kilometers). Every year, this amazing wonderland in southwest Bolivia covers with a thin layer of water. When that happens, it turns into the largest mirror on the planet, as these photos recently taken by Takaki Watanabe show.

Year 2 – Day 340

I assist Celeste in setting up her AirBNB information via Skype.

My place gets cleaned.

Mofwoofoo comes over for a visit and Marc comes by shortly thereafter.

Stephanie makes me a delicious late lunch.

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Year 2 – Day 338

I enjoy dinner and catching up with Stephanie who has returned after 2 weeks in the US. We eat pizza at Shanta’s.

I now have my new Sony Smartphone which Stephanie picked up for me in the US.

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Year 2 – Day 335

I Skype with Celeste.

I pick up my 3 jars of Oro Blanco coconut oil from Madeleine.

I have lunch at Sambucha’s. Caroline, David, Pat, Renate and Mary Ann and I all share a table and conversation.

I have a nap.

I attend the New Years event at Cafe Cultura for a couple of hours before Pat, Renata and I make our way down to the square. There are effigies on display in front of many homes including a very elaborate collection that attracts many visitors. A bandstand has been set up in front of the church and a well known band performs on stage.

The new year arrives and the effigies are lit on fire in the street. I jump over the fire as is the tradition here.

Happy New Year 2014!

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Year 2 – Day 328

I make 3 batches of chocolate. Orange. Peanut butter / almond. Cinnamon / Clove / Jalepeno.

I walk to Irena and Josh’s house for the Christmas Eve party. About 40 people attend. Great pot luck food.

I walk home passed fields filled with fireflies.

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