We have three or four Germans in the AIESEC program here in Ibague, and we have seven or eight Americans. Today, America faced Germany in the World Cup, so we all gathered to watch it and root for our respective teams! I didn’t leave without my trusty American flag bandanna and silver/blue eyeshadow: And we … Continue reading Vamos America!
Today was simultaneously: The Festival of Cowboys, Dia del Tamal, and the Colombian futbol game. Apparently, here in Ibague (capital of Tolima, a department in Colombia), they have festivals every other day, or some other inordinate frequency. Today, it was the Festival of the Cowboy. That meant that children walked through the streets with toy … Continue reading Dia del Tamal
Today’s actual post will be dedicated to Colombia and its successful advancement to the next round of the World Cup. Other than the fact that the University of Tolima is much, much smaller than any other university I’ve visited, it’s no different than any other university that I’ve been to. Students sit around the campus at … Continue reading #TurnedDownForWhat
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)
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