Today I woke up and had breakfast (fruit, bread, cheese, orange juice, and coffee again). Because I wasn’t supposed to meet our team lead until 2:00, I had the morning to myself. I watched futbol, worked on USA things, and read. I’m at the epilogue of the fifth Game of Thrones book and, for those … Continue reading Lunes
I forgot to charge my camera last night, so I don’t have any new pictures today. Sorry in advance! Today I woke up and took a shower and ate breakfast. The shower here doesn’t have multiple small streams of water, but rather one large stream, like a hose. The left hand is supposed to provide … Continue reading Guanabana and English Lessons
Today Colombia played Greece in the World Cup, so all day I’ve been watching soccer (or futbol). I’m normally not a sports person, but I can’t complain when they all pull their shirts off at the end. Colombia won 3-0, and I thought that was that until my host family and friends told me to get ready … Continue reading The Smell of Victory! (And Rain)
Answer: You don’t. Everyone knows I have a small stomach and don’t eat a lot at each meal- much less, eat a lot of meals. But when you’re fed, well, three times a day by a sweet abuelita who doesn’t speak English, and you don’t speak Spanish, it can be difficult. So this morning I … Continue reading How To Tell a Grandma You’re Full?
So today I have a lot of pictures. Because I like playing with colors and you guys are more engaged when there are pictures, anyway. So I boarded a flight from Miami to Bogota at 8:15 last night, which took about five hours. It wasn’t a terrible flight, and I got to watch lightning-clouds. It’s … Continue reading En Bogota
Maya Angelou is famous for this quote: “I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way (s)he handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas lights.” I love Maya, but I would add to that. You can tell a hell of a lot about a person … Continue reading Applying Maya Angelou
The airport was entirely deserted at 4 am when Justin dropped me off (did I mention he’s the best ever?) and it was the first time I’d been without my Model UN people. Normally we do dumb stuff together until we board the plane, like playing Cards Against Humanity for hours to distract us from … Continue reading Swinging on Stars
Hey, guys! I’m about to leave for Colombia for six weeks and, in an effort to document the experience (and let my relatives know I’m alive and not taken captive or eaten by an Amazonian monster) I’ll try to post here regularly. I say try and not I will because I’m notorious for only posting once every three … Continue reading Off to Colombia