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...
October 22, 2015
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...
October 20, 2015
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...
October 2, 2015
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...
September 19, 2015
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...
September 14, 2015
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...
September 7, 2015
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,...
September 3, 2015
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...
August 26, 2015
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...
August 24, 2015