I have about 5 weeks left here. I’m excited to be back in good old Minnesota but there’s a part of me that knows that as soon as I set foot on Minnesota soil, I’ll begin to miss this place.
sigh. anticipation and dread all at once.
And here are a few of the reasons I love this country.
These are pictures from my weekend trip to Villa de Leyva.
"With lies you may go ahead in the world - but you can never go back"
¿Cómo conduzco?! What?!
I can’t help but chuckle at these signs. They’re on basically every commercial vehicle down here.
If you’ve ever been in traffic in Bogota, you’ll understand why these signs are funny.
Every time I’m in a vehicle here I:
Gasp, swear, clench my eyes shut, hold my breath, brace myself, pray, have a racing heart, overload on adrenaline, get whip lash, etc. etc. etc.
haha, ¿Cómo conduzco?—“Horribly” is always the answer in Bogota.
Pitaya is the best fruit ever. SO YUMMY.
Be careful though, it’s a natural laxative.:/
Thank God we were told after our second that we should probably stop… I literally could have eaten 6 or 7.
Colombia que linda eres.
This weekend I went to Tunja and Villa de Leyva.
After two rough months of trying to get used to Bogota, in one weekend, these two cities single handedly made me fall in love with Colombia.
It’s true when they say, “el único riesgo es que te quieras quedar.”
Pictures to come :)
'Hay-llo Tee-chair, I luf yoou.
Half of my students regularly greet me like this. It always makes me smile (though the older ones do it to be awkward). Though my job is quite stressful and my students can be qute a handful. I really love teaching. :D
My first Rumba class!
Today, I went to the gym and they have free classes. I’m not sure what I was thinking since I can’t learn dancing when taught in English let alone Spanish but I decided to do a rumba class anyway.
I was lost the ENTIRE time.
But I tried! and it was fun.
Colombia just keeps pulling me out of my comfort zone.
bnphonetic-deactivated20120106 said: I love your perspective of colombia lol its a crazy yet lovely place.
Haha it sure is. I’m constantly in awe (sometimes good sometimes bad). It keeps me on my toes and has really given me some new insight about the world and the way other people live. What is your experience with Colombia?
meparecequeno said: If you like lulo I'd like to recommend 2 things as a fellow lulo enthusiast. First Bon Bon Bum de lulo (if you don't know what that is ask your students) and also the luladas and champús. Those are traditional beverages from the Valle del Cauca region, and lulo is the main ingredient for both. You can ask for a comida valluna restaurant and you'll be able to find those beverages there, hope you like them.
Awww! Thank you so much! I will have to look into those. mmmmm, lulo :)