Now we move forward to backpacking Bolivia. Originally, I was just in Bolivia just to enjoy and be a tourist, totally. I didn’t plan to volunteer here since I think I’ve had enough for the past few months. From Peru, I travelled with my friends (who are also my co-volunteers in Paracas) to La Paz and found myself yearning to work — again.
The first week was fun. I didn’t do anything. While my friends are working, I was just there like any other tourists. Drinking, chatting and not worrying about night shifts or serving drinks. Day after day, I became jealous of them and realized that I couldn’t function without volunteering. I really can’t.
And so, I talked to the bar manager and asked if there’s still a spot for one more volunteer. Luckily, he said yes and I started right away! I’ve worked in a bar before so I basically know the deets. Other things were done differently but all things were the same. I made so much friends in this bar than I did in my entire volunteering life because everyone’s hanging around the bar all day. There’s really nothing to do in La Paz but to drink because the weather is awful specially when it ends up being ‘negative.’
|Making flags for the bar design.|