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Tag Archive: Colombia

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

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Yellow Fever and Other Colorful Feelings

While this World Cup is proving to be an exceptional, generally we red-white-and-blue Americans err on bemused neutrality when it comes to the globally beloved sport. Soccer is boring, the games are long… Continue reading

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1200 Steps

(This post will function as a personal narrative of the Lost City/Ciudad Perdida and a following post will be a review with tips based on my experience. When I was looking up reviews… Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada

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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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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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An Open Letter to My Students

My school year is rapidly coming to a close – simultaneously speeding and dragging towards November 16th. I’m trying to conclude chapters and concepts while the kids have thrown all discipline out the… Continue reading

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When is a finca really a finca?

Those Colombians. Everybody’s got a finca or an uncle with a finca, and you’re invited. But how do you know if it’s really a finca? Ask yourself these questions. If you can answer… Continue reading

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September.

To those of us with internal calendars based on the four seasons and their transitions, seeing valentines in September is odd. Thankfully, there’s logic behind it. As usual, Colombia takes celebrations one step… Continue reading

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The Day of the English, and the Pilgrims Hugged the Native Americans.

How do I even begin to describe English Day? I mean, adjectives are easy. Stressful. Chaotic. Loud. Confusing. Educational (?). Red. White. Blue. Cute. Hilarious. Exciting. Messy. Exhausting. Fun. That all describes my… Continue reading

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