Life is a roller coaster. Sometimes you’re at the top of the mountain, and other days, you’re free falling with no end in sight. But, for me, even those horrible days outweigh my best days back in my home country. Continue reading
I’m not one to republish content, but this one (Catch the Pigeon) was to good to pass up. One of my close friends down here, Vicki, is a freelance journalist. In her free time, she keeps a blog about her adventure filled life from Bogotá, Colombia. Highly recommended… especially this blog she recently posted. Check out her blog here, or her more professional work here. Continue reading
I wish I could tell you the exact number, but from my current research, there are 18 observed public holidays a year. I want to say we get 25 days off… don’t ask me where the other 7 come from… and don’t be surprised if this is wrong. Continue reading
After being in Colombia for nearly a year, I have become accustomed to some truly wonderful coffee. When I first landed in the United States, one of the first places I went to was Starbucks for a cup of coffee. After one sip, I almost threw up. The coffee here is strong and bold, full of flavor. Juan Valdez is where it is at (the Starbucks equivalent), with me ensuring that I make a stop at least once a day. The staff there knows me as the stupid gringo.
It’s hard to explain to others about my experiences in Bogotá. I’ve had some of the best days of life here, as well as some pretty hard ones. But, the good easily triumphs over the bad. Continue reading