Tag Archives: Colombia

Mochilas: What They Are In Colombia, Where I Will Not Be Tomorrow

Yep, this is my final day in Bogotá. What a long strange trip it’s been; deeper reflection later perhaps. I was pondering the past few months this morning as I wandered Septima, drinking mandarin juice and eating some fresh coconut … 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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Santa Claus vs. Holy Baby God

Because of the holidays we haven’t been updating much (being in the states is more of an excuse), but today I felt that we should bring you a little bit of that Colombian Christmas spirit. It starts in the 17th … Continue reading

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Coconut Rice the Colombian Way, With Coke!

Yep, you read that correctly; Colombians like to put Coca-Cola in their coconut rice. (no, not cocaine!) I think it is more of a costeño/Caribbean thing, but you can find it this way in Bogotá too. Maybe it helps that … 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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