I’ve been busy the past few days so I apologize for the late posts! Today’s is from Thursday, tonight’s will be Friday, and I’ll do today tomorrow morning if I can. On Sunday we leave for a week’s trip to the coast (Santa Marta and Cartagena) and I’m not taking my laptop, so I won’t … Continue reading Last Day at the Foundation
Yesterday morning I had breakfast per usual, except in lieu of the four pieces of bread my host mom has been feeding me, I got a delicious grilled ham and cheese sandwich instead. Because I love pear the most, I eat the guava first, then the cantaloupe, then the pineapple or banana, and finally save the pear … Continue reading The Diving Bell and the Butterfly
This weekend, part of the AIESEC team is hosting an Arts and Environment Festival they’ve been planning for a month. There are a few different programs here: the one I do, which works with ninos and abuelitos throughout the day; WeSpeak, which teaches English classes directly to students at the university (I’d do that one … Continue reading A Critical Review of “The Opposite of Loneliness”
Today we went again to work with the abuelitos and later to “Colombian Night” hosted by the Colombia AIESEC-ers. We met per usual at the Plaza de los Artesanos, where Kimi showed us these shoes her host mom had painted for her as a gift from Colombia. Laugh away, because we did. Then we went … Continue reading We Found Nutella!
So yesterday, we had to wake up bright and early to meet at the bus at 4:30 am, which would take us on the nearly three-hour drive to Prado for a day trip at the lake. Though getting up at 4:30 wasn’t my favorite thing ever, when we arrived at the lake it was beautiful. … Continue reading Lake Prado
Friday morning we had our weekly team meeting at the University. We all meet and plan our activities with our groups for the next week, as well as a go over the schedule of planned events (*planned events here in Colombia is a questionable term). A new kid, Solomon, arrived from Atlanta, Georgia today. I … Continue reading The Weekend
Hey, guys! Sorry for the later post, but I didn’t get a chance yesterday to type this one out because the internet was slower than usual. Yesterday we worked with the abuelitos again, playing a game of “Hot Potato.” Kimi brought a Canadian stuffed animal bear, and we passed that around to music- whoever had … Continue reading I Met a Cat. I Named Him Myshkin.
Today was very uneventful, so I have few pictures. I woke up, watched the Hobbit II with Javier (he found out I’m obsessed with all things Lord of the Rings), did work, went to work, went to dancing lessons, and had dinner and a great conversation with Kimi (Canada). It was a good day, though. … Continue reading Seriously Awesome Pictures
Today I worked with the abuelitos again. I write in this blog everyday, but I try also to write personally every day as well. Lately I’ve been slack, so I asked Vicente (Javier’s dad) to drive me to the plaza an hour earlier than usual so I could sit at the cafe and write in … Continue reading Hello! My Name is Russell, and I am a Wilderness Explorer!
Yesterday we went to a fair. I thought initially that it was a livestock show- which it was that, too – but it was really the 47th annual Agriculture and Livestock Fair. First, there is a lot of street food. There are hollowed-out pineapples that they fill with ice cream; roasted corn; lechorna (those pigs … Continue reading Fun Captioning Animals