Tag Archive: Colombia

Hey ya’ll, it’s summer!

I’ve kind of been denying the existence of summer because…I miss it. Convertible cruising, swimming in any available body of water, outdoor concerts, food and drink festivals, redneck adventures in Windham, sandals, dresses,… Continue reading

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Sh** Colombians Say, Part 5: No words, no problems.

A series of posts dedicated to the intricacies of cultural Spanish expressions. Some may be specific to Latin American Spanish, the Andean region, Colombia, in and around Bogotá, small towns or even the… Continue reading

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You don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone: Weighing Values

Much about Colombia isn’t particularly foreign on the surface. Bogotá, particularly in the north, isn’t too far off from your standard-issue city in the homeland. A lot of the differences between Colombians and… Continue reading

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Haves and Haven’ts

Six months just fly by, ¿no? Have dones:  Swam in the Caribbean Drank beers on the beach about 500 yards from the Secret Service scandal Learned the names and personalities  (and in some… Continue reading

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Guatape

Guatapé’s most defining feature (aside from the lake) is its zócalos. Zócalos are decorative, three-dimensional designs trimming the bottom halves of most of the houses and businesses in town. I found them a… Continue reading

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Chapter 6: The Wolfpack on a Boat

We spent two glorious days in the tiny town of Guatapé where we encountered much friendlier people and cleaner bodies of water than Medellín (Río Medellin=WOOF.) Guatapé is a massive, partially man-made lake… Continue reading

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Chapter 5: The Wolfpack Gets Insulted by Paisas

Medellín is the second-largest city in Colombia, former drug cartel hub and home to the late Pablo Escobar (formerly the second most-dangerous city in the world), and a popular location for tourists and… Continue reading

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Sh** Colombians Say, Part 4

Cascar means to peel or skin something. Bogotanos and Tabiunos use it to talk about beating something/one up, or something that’s worn out. As in, “Quería cascarlo!” (I wanted to kick the ish… Continue reading

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Going Back.

My upcoming vacation is going to mark a full sort of circle for me: the returns. I’ve had the utmost luck and fortune the past five years in that I’ve lived abroad in… Continue reading

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