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Saturday, 28 May 2011



Will it make me more hyper in any way? Like French press coffee? Let's put it this way: does it make Rachel hyper?


I just love all the interesting things you guys are learning. I can't wait to hear the stories you aren't posting :>.

Boots in the Oven

Hey, Erin! Not really. It's more like tea than coffee, I think? Though last night I had a coca candy before bed (trying to deal with La Paz altitude) and was up for longer than I would have liked.

Boots in the Oven

Ha! I wish we had all sorts of prurient stories... we need to work harder!


great, great post. people definitely confuse coca with cocaine maybe a little too much. i don't know what i would have done without it when i was in la paz and uyuni. the altitude pills didn't work but coca def. did. interestingly, coca isn't sold EVERYWHERE like i thought it would be. in santa cruz, they have coca sociales, but you don't really need them there so i never checked it out. for some reason i though la paz would have more coca sociales everywhere but we had to go to the coca supermarket to get ours and they were selling them by the bundles (wholesale). some cars were completely full to the top. plus, it wasn't the most glamorous place to visit to get some altitude remedy. but, i did buy half a pound of it to last my entire group the entire week we were there.

Boots in the Oven

Jin, it's a total lifesaver at altitude. We're in Nairobi right now, which is only a mile high, but I could really use some coca tea right about now!

The idea of a car filled to the top with coca is hilarious. We just bought ours in small amounts from markets, but I think the best stuff was from the Coca Museum in La Paz - organic and all them buzzwords. I preferred the extra-strength coca candy, myself, because then I didn't have to spend the rest of the day picking coca out of my teeth, but I think Logan had more fun with the chaw.

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