Posts filed under: Adventures

  • Cali
Whenever I told someone I was going to visit Cali, they would look at me funny and ask why. Cali, a large city near the Pacific coast but separated from...
  • Cartagena
I have learned that in Colombia it is possible to hire someone to take you anywhere you could possible want to go, usually at a fairly reasonable price, but it...
  • parque-tayrona-backpack
When the time came to leave Medellín, my first stop was Santa Marta, the closest city to Parque Nacional Tayrona. The park is renowned for its remote, pristine beaches, and...
  • hummingbird
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...
  • jardín-antioquia
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...
  • Medellín-EAFIT-flowers
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...
  • spanish-playlist-learning
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...
  • flashcards-learn
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,...
  • hideout-chicago
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...
  • simple-flower
This week marks the beginning of my life post-academia, and this post marks my initiation into the blogosphere! A lot of changes are happening all at once for me, so many...