Advertisements

Category Archive: Barranquilla

To my pueblo

I love you, costeños. I’ve known it for a while now, and as our second year together draws to a close, it’s truer than ever. I need it to be known. I love… Continue reading

Rate this:

Rain, rain.

Something about September managed to make me exceptionally heartsick to leave Barranquilla next June. In September, it rains. When it rains, it pours. When it pours, it arroyos. Arroyos are Barranquilla’s embarrassing, infamous stepchild born… Continue reading

Rate this:

The Tiger and the Taxistas

Just after 6am one Friday I was in a cab on my way to catch a bus (to catch another bus to catch a ferry to catch a moto) to visit my volunteers… Continue reading

Rate this:

Apártense vacas que la vida es corta // Step aside, cows, for life is short

– Cien Años de Soledad / One Hundred Years of Solitude The scene changes but it’s the same conversation. Maybe it’s the cool hostel owner or maybe it’s a restaurant, a friend-of-an-acquaintance or… Continue reading

Rate this:

Inside Out Culture Clashes

Society in my dear city of Barranquilla, Colombia is closed­-minded, slow-moving, one might argue ignorant. Everything is slow and inefficient. Everyone is always late, and complains about everyone being late, and how it… Continue reading

Rate this:

Quilla

It’s hot. You’re constantly sweating no matter how slowly you move, seeking out shade, fans, windows, air conditioning. If the sun isn’t beating down it’s unbearably humid and sticky until it dumps dirty… Continue reading

Rate this:

El riesgo and all that

When making Major Life Decisions (and actually any Life Decision) I’m a big fan of lists. Pro-Con, subcategories, arranged alphabetically or chronologically – doesn’t matter. Lists are essential to the Life Decision. Therefore,… Continue reading

Rate this:

An office of a different color

Summer: Barranquilla – Bogotá, Villa de Leyva weekend getaway with Natalie, surgically attach myself to Jess in order to run a 3-week orientation in Bogotá, burn my lungs with altitude and pollution trying to… Continue reading

Rate this:

Sh** Colombians Say, Part 9: Se pega el accento

*Warning: contains explicit language….in Spanish, so only The Bilingual need to cover their ears (eyes?) Whilst in Bogotá last month I heard a disgruntled cachaco say “malparido” in the street and my heart… Continue reading

Rate this:

Todos somos uno

I love my team. Action  

Rate this: