Monthly Archives: March 2012

Music Monday: Calle 13

So, this Puerto Rican band of stepbrothers is not exactly underground, but all the more reason they’re worth noting. They have won nineteen Latin Grammy Awards and two plain Grammy Awards. Their sound is sort of…eclectically reggaeton? Ya, just give … Continue reading

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So you want to know more about Bogotá

Bouncing around the internet I found this channel run by the Secretary of Culture, Sports, and Recreation all about Bogotá; architecture, art, what-have-you. It’s around 100 videos on things from Biblioteca Nacional to our man Gaitán, so should be some … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Bomba Estéreo

Bleehh it’s been all rainy recently. Really mainly in the afternoons, but still kind of a drag. (How did I live in Portland? Well ok, I like rain, just not when I need to do things) I still managed to … Continue reading

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Asteroids and other Colombian Artifacts: A trip to the National Museum

These days we live pretty close to El Museo Nacional de Colombia, it’s on Cr. 7 and Cll. 29, so I figured I should drop in some day—and this morning I did! (I have yet to hit the Gold Museum, … Continue reading

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Movie Monday!

So our internet was down for a bit—someone cut the cable outside to steal the copper (seriously)—and I didn’t get to scour for music videos, so instead I am branching out to movies! (for today anyway)  Amores Perros (sometimes translated … Continue reading

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Current Events: Protests (surprise!)

So I know I said earlier I am not the sort of person to read the paper, and that is kind of true, but really I should clarify. I love the paper—I do not like most news (I also love … Continue reading

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Fruit Friday: Higo

One time in the supermarket I saw figs and bought them, thinking they were the same figs I used to eat in Portland. When I bit into one of them and tasted a certain bitter flavor I was more than … Continue reading

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