Monthly Archives: March 2010

My Job Search

Here’s the thing. Although I’d prefer to never work again, I knew this idea wasn’t exactly feasible. I ventured down to Bogotá with some cash put away, but I knew eventually, reality would set in. I brought with me a few copies of my resume as well as a willingness to kick ass and take names. Thus, my job search began. Continue reading


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The View from Monserrate

On the Western edge of Bogotá is a mountain range that creates picturesque view. The main hill, Monserrate, is seen from virtually every where in the city. On top of the mountain is a church that stands, promising incredible views.

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A Festival in Plaza Bolivar

Although I’m trying to build a “life” here, I’m quick to jump on any cultural event that may be happening. A few of us heard of some festival happening in the center. We had no idea of what might actually happen, but figured it would be in our best interest to check it out. Continue reading

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The National University

One of my main reasons I came to Bogotá was to finish learning Spanish. I heard about some great classes offered at the National University, so I took the afternoon to go seek out some information. Continue reading


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Obtaining a Cell Phone

My first full day in Bogotá, I went straight to work. I’ve done the tourist route, and I can do it again in the future. But for now, it’s not necessary. Continue reading


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Taking Off

I swear, John Denver wrote his song with me in mind. So, it’s time to leave, on a jet plane. Truth be told, I don’t know when I’ll be back again. But, I don’t hate to go. Continue reading


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What’s In My Bag???

So I’m heading to Bogota (I think), not knowing what I’ll do, nor do I have any idea of where I shall end up. Packing has been a struggle (to say the least), but I think I have finally figured out what I need to take. Here’s a look at some of the more interesting things I have decided to throw in my pack. Continue reading


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