• Cartagena2
    9 September, 2014

    Cartagena Colonial Cool (For Naysayers!)...

    Cartagena: street vendors, hazy lights, warm weather, and soft breezes Colombia: mixed reactions News of our upcoming trip to Colombia generated mix...
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    2 September, 2014

    7 Things That Surprised Me About Colombi...

    We’re back in Madrid, and with plenty of coffee from the motherland. Speaking of café, I thought I’d share a list of seven things that ...
  • BAQ1
    27 August, 2014

    Barranquilla, Colombia In Living Color

    The more stories Andres told me about his hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia, the more colorful it seemed. Women hawking freshly baked goods straight...
  • Linda.2
    22 August, 2014

    Teaching English in Latvia: Linda

    With posts like How do you solve a problem like a Latvian? and The many layers of Latvian men, Linda sits squarely at the no-holds-barred end of the...
  • weekend in Bogotá
    20 August, 2014

    Weekend in Bogotá: the Highlights

    Greetings from Bogotá!  From the street vendors hawking tropical juices to the many tributes to Gabriel García Márquez to that first, white-knuc...
Cartagena2

Cartagena Colonial Cool (For Naysayers!)

Cartagena: street vendors, hazy lights, warm weather, and soft breezes Colombia: mixed reactions News of our upcoming trip to Colombia generated mixed reactions. Sometimes, eyes sparkled and we were met with excited questions. There…

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7 Things That Surprised Me About Colombia

We’re back in Madrid, and with plenty of coffee from the motherland. Speaking of café, I thought I’d share a list of seven things that surprised me about Colombia: 1) A love of instant…

BAQ1

Barranquilla, Colombia In Living Color

The more stories Andres told me about his hometown of Barranquilla, Colombia, the more colorful it seemed. Women hawking freshly baked goods straight off their heads? A flood that left boats…

Linda.2

Teaching English in Latvia: Linda

With posts like How do you solve a problem like a Latvian? and The many layers of Latvian men, Linda sits squarely at the no-holds-barred end of the expat blogging spectrum. Looking…

weekend in Bogotá

Weekend in Bogotá: the Highlights

Greetings from Bogotá!  From the street vendors hawking tropical juices to the many tributes to Gabriel García Márquez to that first, white-knuckled taxi ride, it was clear that we were in Colombia. I’m…

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Cerrado por Vacaciones: An August Icon

A “closed for vacation” sign hangs near the Torres Blancas Summer in Madrid is the perfect time to open a bank account and stock up on stamps–the city tilts closer to a…