colombia...I'm back... and feeling kind of bitter sweet. I had intentions of updating this thing while I was traveling but I couldn't reason the amount of time it takes me to post something while there. Sorry, deepest apologize. I had an amazing time, duh. I took time off work to visit dear friends in Bogota I MISS YOU NATY & JUANK!!! The dearest friends anyone could ever have, really. The type you can spend 6 years without seeing one another and come together again and not miss a beat... and we don't even share the same first language. It felt good to speak Spanish again... I hadn't done so, so consistently since 2006... Words were a bit slow at first but my understanding was only slightly worst from where I left off. Much better than I anticipated.
During the work week, I headed to the coast sola... Another thing I hadn't done since '06, travel alone. It's liberating navigating foreign land, but I would be lying if I didn't admit my moments of loneliness. Memories are better when shared, so above are some of my memories to share with you Oh that sounded so corny (Naty & Juank remember what corny means? ;)
Since Reagan, first thoughts that pop into most Americans heads' when they think of Colombia is cocaine cartel, drug lords and corruption. Now you can certainly find trouble if you're on the hunt, but if you want to strike up a conversation friendly local, indulge in well spent calories, walk cobblestone, and dance till sun soaking on the turquoise coast, Colombia maybe your place. With that being said, I think I studied too much about social inequalities to truly enjoy one place too much saturated with poor and privilege dichotomy... I guess Colombia is a land of deep juxtaposition.
It felt good to be out again. I hope to never stay in the country for that much time again... Too many beautiful things out there. Living that blessed life... Anyways y'all, I'm back, sorry about my absence, I'll try not to do it again, but I probably will...