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Dear Colombia

Dear Colombia,

I want to thank you for the amazing experiences I have had since arriving. My decision to quit my life and move here was one of the best I have ever made, and am very happy of what I have accomplished since arriving. But, happiness also brings frustrations. With that said, there are certain things we need to talk about. Like I said, I love you dearly. But in reality, I believe you do things to intentionally make me mad. In order for our relationship to work, there are certain things I need you to work on. Continue reading

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The World’s Worst English Teacher

They gave me the job as an English teacher quite quickly. My place of employment feels that this is an easily learned skill… yet not for me. Little did they know how horrible I would be. Continue reading

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Preparing for Work

Within eight days of being in Bogotá, I had landed a job. But see, once I heard the phrase “you’re hired,” I knew it was only the beginning. Continue reading

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Reuniting With Colombians

The last time I was in Bogotá, I was luckily enough to befriend quite a few Colombians. Thankfully, I kept in touch with a few of them over these past few years.  After being here for a few weeks, I was finally able to get together with one of my old friends. 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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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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