just experienced something that i felt i had to blog about: yesterday
was the first time that i saw a thunderstorm here in La Paz. First
from inside a building, and then driving through the city by taxi. The
center of the storm was quite close, counting the seconds from flash
to thunder. And the lightnings felt quite close. I don't know, i guess
that is because i am at almost 4000m altitude, closer to the clouds.
But now to the most impressive part: When we stopped because two of us
had to leave the car, lightning stroke. To be more precise, it stroke
ten meters in front of me, into a tree. All the lights went out in the
neighbourhood and i saw a glowing part of a tree falling down. The
thunder was there immediately and REALLY loud.
Well, that's that. First time i experienced a flash that close. At the
time i was sitting inside the cab, so according to all physics
teachers i know i was perfectly safe (except for falling trees and the
likes). My two friends were standing outside of the cab and told me it
was quite scary for them. I guess so.