Monthly Archives: October 2011

Music Monday: Vamos a Bailar!

In our quest to fill our ears with the Spanish music of the world it would be foolish to ignore dance music as it is such an integral part of many Latin cultures. (and the Caribbean, they kind of mix, … Continue reading

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Stay in Shape: Exotic Public Aerobics

MROOWWWWWWW “Arriba! Brazos! Eso es!”* The morning was unkind to me today yesterday. First gatito got his usual hungryself around six, which is fine, but then he didn’t stop talking. Then around nine a.m. the party started. By party I mean … Continue reading

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Expand your vocabulary: mushrooms, flies, and husbands

I feel like it’s been a while since we had an expressions post, so today I’m going to teach you some very, very Colombian sayings. The first one is inspired by the incredibly rainy weather (seriously, it rains everyday.) In … Continue reading

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General Updates

I figure I should mention that I have long since returned to classes (I only had three days off), Manu still has most of hers, but the paro carries on. I can’t help but compare it with OccupyWallStreet in that it … Continue reading

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Almost Autodidactic, or, Spanish Music Monday!

Once upon a time, actually my senior year of high school, I figured I could totally teach myself Spanish. Why this idea seized me I am not sure; I had been taking Japanese for 4 years and that was quite … Continue reading

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So Happy and Healthy!

One of the main concerns I had when I first got here was healthcare. The main question being, would I be able to afford it? I had to start with choosing a Healthcare Provider (EPS) of course. My aunt recommended … Continue reading

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Paro, or, On Indefinite Holiday

So as expected things went down Wednesday of last week at the university and at universities all over Colombia. Students marched, threw paint, and other generally protest-related activities. Some got violent and others spray painted angry slogans on whatever was handy, … Continue reading

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