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Hiking Through Eje Cafetero

Two weekends ago was a long weekend in Colombia because of Columbus Day, and because we had an extra day to travel, we ventured a little further from Medellín, south...
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Jardín and the Cave of Splendor

A few weeks ago I spent the weekend in Jardín, a small town that is about a four-hour drive from Medellín. The road through the verdant mountains of rural Antioquia...
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Life Lessons Through Dance: Salsa Caleña Edition!

I love a good analogy. Analogies help us understand things we’ve never experienced, and they let us see our own experiences in a new light. Happily for me, learning and...
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My New Routine: Studying Spanish at EAFIT

There are a lot of places to learn Spanish in Medellín. Aside from the Spanish program at EAFIT, the university where I’m studying, there’s the Universidad Pontifica Boliviarina, Toucan Spanish...
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Medellín: A City of Warmth and Beauty

My first impression of Medellín is that it is a city of great warmth and beauty, both inside and out. In coming here, I dove headfirst out of my comfort...
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How I’m Relearning Spanish: Part 2

This is the second half of the story of how I have been relearning Spanish over the last few months. In addition to learning vocabulary and grammar rules, I had...
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How I’m Relearning Spanish: Part 1

Since January I’ve been working on regaining my ability to speak Spanish. I began studying Spanish during my freshman year of college, and I spent the following summer in Spain,...
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First Attempt at the Capsule Wardrobe

I have a shopping problem…and by that I don’t mean that I’m a compulsive shopper, but that I’m just bad at shopping, at least for clothes. I just can’t seem...
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Aziz Ansari at the Hideout (?!?!)

I don’t usually stay up very late, but when I do, it’s because I’m doing something crazy awesome like seeing Aziz Ansari live at The Hideout at midnight. For those of...