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Told ya I touched him.

Link to the WT blog post I wrote about our meeting with the Prez: http://worldteachnow.blogspot.com/2013/01/worldteach-colombia-kicks-off-year-with.html

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Starstruck

I saludar-ed the president. Yea, the president of the Republic of Colombia. Juan Manuel Santos himself granted me a genuine, arm-grasping, cheek-kissing Colombian greeting. In person! I touched a Latin American president, you… Continue reading

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Deja vu? Or something like that, only way different.

December 31, 2012. A year ago, I was saying goodbye to some of my oldest friends in Washington, DC just a few days before I would leave for a year in Colombia. I… Continue reading

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How to….Flee the Country

From within the throes of starting Year Two in Colombia,  I thought I’d repost something I wrote about a year ago on moving abroad and long-term travel. Enjoy! How to….Flee the Country.

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It’s beginning to look a lot like…the end?

or the end of the beginning, perhaps? My life has been a series of events and happenings related to finishing school, entertaining visitors, moving (alas, temporarily), saying goodbye to people and places, packing,… Continue reading

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Agradecida

November 2012 Thankful fors… My friends, and the fact that they are literally all over the world. Checking my Facebook is like spinning a globe. I really can’t express how proud and impressed… Continue reading

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Sh** Colombians Say, Part 7

I miss you already, accent-less rolos. Mona Many people with basic Spanish knowledge will tell you that “mono” means monkey. They’re right…everywhere else. In Colombia, mono or mona is used to describe a… Continue reading

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Will the real Juan Valdez please stand up?

I’m really not trying to be all evasive and secretive by not writing anything about what I’ve been doing since…October? I’ve just been BUSY. School, rugby, prepping for visitors, socializing and weekend adventures… Continue reading

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Permalink

Did I mention I’m staying in Colombia for another year? Because I’m staying in Colombia for another year. Mull that over with one of my favorite Kerouac quotes: My fault, my failure, is… Continue reading

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Colombia: The Risk is Choosing the Slowest Line at the Grocery Store and other stories

Fifteen hypothetical chapters (blog posts?) that would star in a work of non-fiction about my (ahem, first) year in Colombia. What Were My High School Teachers Doing On Weekends? I’m 94% Sure This… Continue reading

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