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Lately

My mother has kindly reminded me several times recently that my blog is much less frequently updated than it was last year, and I in turn reminded her that I am, under contract,… Continue reading

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The Best of Bogotá

After three months (!!!) in the heat and sabor of Barranquilla, it was recently time for a trip back to the capital city’s familiar overcast chaos. Bogotá seemed bigger and almost more threatening… Continue reading

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Sh** Colombians Say, Part 8: Reading Between the “Vainas”

In the fall (I still operate on New England seasons, even if I don’t live them) people started asking me what I was doing the next year. Once I had committed to my… Continue reading

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Eleven Signs I May Be Turning Colombian

Anytime I sit somewhere, I immediately look for a place to put my bag other than the floor. Everyone knows the floor’s bad luck. Water is great and all, but, juice. I almost… Continue reading

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What Makes It Great

In the six or so months leading up to lately, I anticipated a lot about my field staff job. I knew it would be stressful, frustrating, complicated and exhausting, positively countered by satisfaction,… Continue reading

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Enough with the U, people.

Because I don’t attend the university or reside in the town 30 minutes from my house where half my friends lived in high school: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/22/its-colombia-not-columbia-a-social-media-campaign-changing-the-image-of-a-country_n_2743909.html#slide=2140345 And then there’s the fact that incorrect spelling… Continue reading

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Originally posted on Uncover Colombia | Travel Blog:
This week we bring you another edition of our monthly interviews. We would like to thank Brighid for taking the time to answer our questions and share…

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One who lives it, enjoys it.

While Mother Nature was dumping three feet of snow on the Northeast last weekend, Barranquilla was similarly inundated with fluffy white matter. It flew thick and fast, carelessly landing on any available surface… Continue reading

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New vices // nuevos vicios

Commencing my post-Carnavales life purge.

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A New Colombi-Era

Bogotá to Barranquilla has proved a much easier transition than I anticipated. I was hopping public buses without a second thought and recognizing landmarks by day three. I’ve grasped the fact that west is… Continue reading

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