Our time in Colombia is, unbelievably, nearing its end. Tomorrow we leave for Cartagena. When we get back, we will have just two more days in Bogota before we go back home. I feel like I am just starting get comfortable here and can finally find my way around the city. Isn’t that how it … More Tick, Tick, Tick…
Although it mostly goes against the way I live my life, thanks to two decades of influence from Sean, I have slowly started to discover the joys in taking it easy when traveling. (I really do think I am becoming more relaxed but my family might disagree.) I am the first person (and Sean is … More Ordinary Days in Bogota
Depending on your perspective, Oscar has been very lucky or very unlucky to spend his last two birthdays away from home, on another continent. (Last year Panama, this year Colombia.) Unlike some other members of our family, Oscar is a pretty low key guy who doesn’t need a lot of fanfare or is someone wants … More Happy Birthday Oscar!
The kids and I spent the first part of this week exploring Bogota while trying to learn a bit of Spanish. (I feel like my Spanish is so bad, much worse than when I was in Lima for some reason.) Through Sean’s friend Mario, we found a very smart and sweet Spanish teacher names Luisa. … More Lessons in Language and (Too Much) Togetherness
After our huge lunch on Saturday we decided to dedicate Sunday morning to getting some exercise. Our goal was to hike to the top of the Monserrate Mountain (Cerro de Monserrate.) The peak of the mountain sits on the edge of the city. At over 10,000 feet above sea level it is a popular tourist … More Sunday in Bogota
When you are in Colombia and hear the name “Andrés Carnes de Res” it immediately brings to mind a specific image of a very unique place. Say that name in the U.S. and you will likely get met with a blank stare. That is the look that I gave Sean several months ago when he … More Party time: A visit to Andrés Carnes de Res
Whenever I mention things about Colombia that I like better than Peru, Oscar gets very defensive as if I am saying I like the neighbor’s daughter better than I like Sofia. He has an attachment to Peru that I find endearing. (Disclaimer from the American with a Masters degree in International Relations: I realize that … More Getting my bearings in Bogota
As we sat on the runway waiting, waiting, waiting for our flight to Bogota to take off I couldn’t believe that we were back on an airplane. (I don’t know how Sean manages to travel as much as he does.) Our few days at home went by so quickly. I don’t think that I have … More Going with the flow: Bogota