Vacation well spent traveling home to NJ, and then right back to Colombia (Cartagena and Manizales). -Watch in HD-Read more "Not B’quilla Take One"
I popped the last piece of pizza in my mouth, darting my eyes between Nina and her two remaining personal slices. She was too busy leaned back in her chair, happily smiling into the world. When asked if she was going to finish her dinner, she readily said: “I’m just content, you know?” Our coordinator planned […]Read more "That Feeling of Being Content"
I’m sitting on my bed in Barranquilla all jittery, not knowing how to contain the excitement within me. I have been promoted from alternate and selected for a 2015-2016 Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Brazil. Well, that’s what the email said. What I said was much different with much fewer words: I was speechless. Just seeing an email with […]Read more "Timing is Everything"
Wrapping up the first half of our ten months here in Colombia. -Watch in HD-Read more "B’quilla Take Five"
Here’s to yet another month of Colombian coastal craziness. -Watch in HD-Read more "B’quilla Take Four"
It’s already June. I’ve been in Colombia for almost five months, and the halfway point is closer than I realize. I’m splitting up my ten months with a short trip home to NJ for Father’s Day (PSA: June 19th-24th for anyone who would like to rendezvous), and returning to Cartagena for a longer explore-the-Colombian-coast-and-go-to-a-wedding-in-Manizales trip. I already have […]Read more "So Many Feels"
My dad would have turned 58 today. I would’ve given him a call, though he wouldn’t have expected it. I would’ve started the conversation with an ecstatic Doooooodle! I would’ve heard him say “Swee-T, you took the time out of your day to call your dad, huh?” I would’ve been reminded of that same response on […]Read more "I’d Tell Him Happy Birthday "
From the outside looking in, you’d think my life in Barranquilla is all rainbows and butterflies. The real magic is the fact that I’m living and working just like everyone else. This isn’t just a trip. This isn’t a vacation. This is my life. I just chose to live it in a foreign country. Yes, I […]Read more "Barranquilla Feels Like Home"
I have this overwhelming feeling that I’m in the right place at the right time with the right people. Barranquilla feels right because of our little costeño family. We’ve truly gotten to know one another, so much so that we’re not even interested in meeting other gringos. We’re more than happy with what we’ve got. When […]Read more "My Kind of Humans"
Holy Week on the Caribbean coast of Colombia.Read more "Semana Santa"