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power outage in La Candelaria

Lourdes appeared in our doorway this morning around 7:30, rusted screwdriver in hand. Her long black hair was frizzier than ever and it was too obvious she hadn’t mustered the energy to put on a bra yet. 507 more words

July 1: Forgeries

I am in the process of moving in to a new apartment. This means that I will not have steady Internet access until the evening of Thursday July 3. 656 more words

Venezuela

Beautiful Bogota

Schools here in Colombia are on a different schedule than schools back in the states.  Here, the school year follows the regular calendar year.  We start school in the end of January and end the year in the beginning of December, with a three week break in June.  728 more words

Back to City Life

We had been out of major cities for a while, mostly through choice, and were now about to arrive in the capital of Colombia, Bogotá. It’s home to almost 10m people and is one of the biggest cities in Latin America. 658 more words

Colombia

Bogotá

Day 4

I arrived in Bogotá this morning. A taxi from the airport to La Candelaria costs about 30,000 COP. Make sure to take an official taxi outside the airport glass doors, hopefully you’ll see others standing in line. 456 more words

South America

Gold and Gooooal! in Bogotá

My summer vacation is starting in Bogotá, a city I always forget is so amazing until I am here. While my WorldTeach Practicum was completed in Bogotá, I spent most of my time on buses, and one afternoon high on the scenic vista of Monserrate. 515 more words

Colombia

Colombia - Bogota, Cartagena

A beautiful bride riding through the walled city of Cartagena

When my then-boyfriend and I told family and friends about (our first) impending trip to Colombia, the worried look on their faces said it all.  1,024 more words