It began with some light, slow music. The doors of the arena were opened to welcome the matadors, the support crews of “banderilleros” and “picadores,” and horses onto the floor. Dressed in what translates to english as “suit of lights”, with gold tassels and minuscule detailing, the matadors came out shoulders back, chests out, and heads…… Continue reading The Art of Bullfighting
It’s another Football Saturday! Look at all the ladies dressed to the nines, with their recently purchased j. crew blouses, skinny jeans, buggy sunglasses and riding boots. The men in their starch white button-downs, jeans and extra cashmere sweaters, for when the sun goes down. A beer in hand, a barbeque, some whiskey and/or wine, and we are off to have…… Continue reading A Colombian Tailgate
Just a hop, skip, and a jump, and 2 and half-hours outside of Bogota, and you will find yourself surrounded by beautiful green mountains. Nothing other than nature, greenery and trees, as far as the eye can see. Santiago, two of his aunts, his father and myself took the trip to his father’s newly purchased…… Continue reading Beginner’s Guide: Colombia Farm Life
It was 10pm and we were just getting picked up to go to Santiago’s uncle’s house for the Christmas celebration. I hopped in the car eager to see what the night would entail. The streets were empty, Christmas lights lined the streets, and there was not a soul to be seen. Traditional Colombian Christmas music was…… Continue reading 3,2,1…Feliz Navidad!
1. Biodiversity of the city – I love that they let the plants and flowers grow wild, over fences, buildings, sidewalks, you name it. Nature is free to blaze its path here. 2. Stunning buildings – Passing this school building everyday on my walk to work. It looks like something out a fairy tale book. I always find myself slowing…… Continue reading 5 Things I Love About Bogota
I didn´t know much about Colombia before I decided to move to Bogota this April. And I have to admit that I even had to double check where it was on the map. My boyfriend Santiago, who I had started dating in Kenya, had received a new job offer to be based in Bogota (where he is…… Continue reading A Bricked, Green Bogotá