Category Archive: Bogota

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

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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

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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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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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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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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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Assimilation Nation

I’ve come to terms with the fact that it takes an hour to go anywhere in Bogotá and the line at Éxito is going to move twice as slowly as it needs to.… Continue reading

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Why Leave When I Could…Stay?

I’m thinking about staying. Seriously thinking. As in, I might live in the same general location for another year. Two years! in the same place! On purpose! Is this me growing up? I… Continue reading

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