The nurse of the Santa Maria hospital down town La Paz enters the room. Vivians quickly hides her cigarette under de bed. ‘Are you smoking Vivians’, asks the nurse. Vivians puts her innocent Barbie doll face and says ‘of course not, I’m sick.’ Smoke is coming from beneath the bed. In her left hand she hides a bag of coke, at least 15 grams. It’s hard to believe but Vivians is hospitalized. Two weeks ago she was diagnosed with thromboses in her left leg. ‘If it wasn’t for the coke I would have been dead’, Vivians says. ‘The cocaine widens the veins. And even cures cancer’, she knows. Vivians, a well-known former Bolivian madame, is the owner of Vivians, the most notorious discotheque in South America, according to my standards.
15 Sep '07 - 01:53 | Wow, 80 comments already
I've been traveling from La Paz to Santa Cruz, Valle Grande and La Higuera. I'll walk you through some pics. Too bad that the little camera is not working any more. The pics are too blurry. So I shoot with the big one. Problem: can't use it all the time. Anyways some pics. Girl filling up the gastank. A van ran over the Guzzi, destroying the handle bar. Two miles up I found a mechanic. I got stuck in a place called Entre Rios (between the rivers) and found some new friends for killling some time. This is my favorite mechanic, El chino. He fixed the bike and then you can't say no to a beer. Girl and her family in Entre Rios
07 Sep '07 - 04:44 | Wow, 39 comments already