Blog Posts

September 29, 2014

Surviving in the Amazon Jungle

By: Noemi Gamel We spent three days in the Amazon Jungle in a remote corner of Bolivia. We arrived to our camp on the Tuichi River via a 3-hour boat ride from the gateway town of Rurrenebaque. Our camp had no electricity, running water, Internet, or even mattresses. We slept on sleeping bags thrown over…

September 8, 2014

Bolivian Street Food

By: Noemi Gamel When it comes to eating, Americans are used to two choices: eating at home or going to a restaurant. The idea of walking up to a cart on the street and grabbing a bite to eat is scary. Is it safe? What if I end up in the hospital? I could die!…

September 23, 2014

The Day the Motors Did Not Run

By: Noemi Gamel What would happen if the mayor of your city declared that for one day motor vehicles were not allowed on the road? You could not drive or ride a bus, car, or motorcycle. The only way you could get from one place to the other was walking, biking, or skating. I can…

September 5, 2014

From Bhutan to Boston: Kinley’s Story!

Below is a post written by Kinley, who has been interning here at TFA for the summer while visiting the US from her home country of Bhutan! My name is Kinley. I LOVE traveling! I have come all the way around the globe from Bhutan to California and have settled down in Boston, Massachusetts, for…

September 18, 2014

Futbol, Migas, and a Hailstorm: Our Bolivian Homestay Adventure

By: Noemi Gamel In Sucre, we decided to do something different. Instead of renting an apartment, we participated in a homestay. For those who have never done one, a homestay means living with a local family, in their home. Our Bolivian homestay has been one of our most positive experiences of the trip! We are…