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
When I told my parents over skype that I had fallen in love and that I was moving to Colombia with this person who they had not heard even a word about, they took it surprisingly well. My father was beaming ear-to-ear and was excited about my new adventure. And my mother, as to be…… Continue reading How to Lunch like a Colombian
I wanted to know. I googled that exact question, “How long does it take to learn a new language?” And every time I did, I got a variety of answers: 3 months, 6 months, 1 year. No one could tell me how long I had to keep at it, until I could say, “Si, hablo…… Continue reading How Long Does It Take to Learn a New Language?
I had never liked blogs. I had always looked at them as a sort of self-centered means of sharing and writing, since anyone and everyone can write a blog. Additionally, I never understood who these blog readers were and what they were looking for. Were they trying to learn something? Ultimately, I wanted to know what…… Continue reading Chapter 2: Colombia