Tag Archives: culture

Fiesta del Libro y la Rosa/Día de San Jorge/World Book Day!

I know I just wrote a post about an author, but let’s say it was because I was gearing up for World Book Day! Besides, as books are near-and-dear to my heart it’s not like I can talk about them … 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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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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Listling Without Commentary: Culture Shock

Things that will be weird for me when returning to the states. 1. Speaking English/Speaking English and not being stared at. 2. No “minute ladies” in the street. (There aren’t payphones, there are people with a couple of cell phones … Continue reading

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Music Monday: Teenage Years

So one day when cruising youtube I started running in to things I realized that, while not top of my list now, were things I probably would have listened too if I had been a Hispanic teenager. Y’know, Blink-182, Green … Continue reading

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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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