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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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Sometimes I Don’t Mind Catholics

       Along with being all about sweets, Colombians also love holidays—any excuse to celebrate really. Combine this with being very Catholic and you get not only the usual Independence Day sort of holidays but also celebrations on days … Continue reading

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This is why can’t have nice things (or trolleys)

This story is about politics, history, and the trolleys in Bogotá; it is also brought to you in part by my grandma. Whenever she talked about the political situation the name Gaitán always came up, “after Gaitán nothing has been … Continue reading

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Independence Day

Today, July 20th, is Colombian Independence day. (maybe summer is good rebellion season? July and August hold Independence days for India, Belgium, Belarus, Argentina, Laos, Malaysia, and Algeria just to name a few.) We are not doing anything particularly exciting … Continue reading

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Little things

It’s always the little things that remind me of the little “luxuries” we take for granted. One of these is a water heater. Usually these heaters come with your house or apartment. Here, that is not a given, and that … Continue reading

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street smarts

So Fischerspooner was sweeet, although I thought they had broken up, which would explain why it was only Mr. Spooner and this other woman (who did most of the mixing), but wikipedia seems to think they are still together. They … Continue reading

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