Monthly Archives: July 2011

Appreciating the Indoors

Today is has been very rainy (read as: not the usual Portland drizzle—actual thunder and sogginess) so we have been largely indoors. It’s nice though, yesterday was kind of busy and we were out late at a techno shindig so … Continue reading

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Fruit Friday: Guayaba

This week’s fruit is perhaps on you have already heard of, its English name is Guava derived from the Arawakan “guayabo”. It is a tropical fruit about as big as a mango and yellow-green in color with a pink and … Continue reading

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Everything Delivered

While there are of course inconveniences in Bogotá—inconsistent bike lanes, constant construction—such is not the case for home deliveries. Should you be chopping away, preparing an elaborate meal, only to realize you forgot to get onions, no problem! Just call … Continue reading

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Expand your vocabulary

After reading this article I was inspired to write a post about words without direct translation -as if learning another language wasn’t hard enough. Spanish has thousands of these words, mostly regional slang, but some official words. (English has some as … Continue reading

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Home Alone: en Español!

Yesterday Manu had to spend all day at the university doing silly orientation nonsense so I was left to my own devices. Laying in bed I made a game plan: eat breakfast, paint the wall, go grocery shopping, make cookies … Continue reading

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Snacktime with Syd

  Heyo, so I’ve more or less revived, and just in time to tell you about my new snack creation. Because I am kind of a black hole I can frequently be found grazing in our little kitchen. Midday arepa … Continue reading

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Fruit Friday: Lulo

Welcome to another installment of Fruit Friday! I’m sorry this is so late, Syd has been under the weather lately (nothing too serious). This is her favorite juice so far. Lulo is actually derived from the Quechua word “lulum”, it is … Continue reading

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