Random

Random observations, sights, photos and more.

Cookies and Pizza

I have yet to find a place in Bogota that makes good chocolate chip cookies and puts decent amounts of tomato sauce on their pizza. I have seen tomato plantings in Colombia, so it can’t be due to lack of… Read More ›

What to do

In our resolve to see all of Bogota, Ivan and I took a transmilenio to the south of Bogota’s last week. As I have heard many things about the south (mostly bad) but have never actually gone, this area of… Read More ›

Oh Nostalgia, how Nostalgic you Make me Feel.

Even the street people in her recollections are remembered lovingly: La Loca Margarita who dressed completely in red and walked up and down the Septima in the 1930s and 40s with a basket of flowers and fruit, shouting “Que viva el gran partido liberal, abajo los Godos” (long live the liberal party, down with the Godos (conservative party)

Marriage Proposal

Yesterday I got proposed to for the first time in Colombia. It was not a particularly romantic or tempting proposal. But I do appreciate the guys honesty. Here’s how it went down: Guy: I want to leave Colombia and go… Read More ›

A Day at the Tailor’s

Because I have only one pair of pants that currently fits me despite my recent frappaccino craze (yay unintended weight loss!), yesterday afternoon I hit the backstreets behind my apartment in search of a tailor. I unfortunately can’t afford to… Read More ›

I Got Held-up.

As the title indicates, I got held-up today. I was making my way to the bus this morning when a woman came up to me and demanded I give her the COL$5,000 bill I was carrying in my hand. Taken… Read More ›

Road Trips

In a valiant attempt to rise out of poverty, I’ve written about 20 articles since Monday. Most are only 300-500 words and the actual writing part doesn’t take that long, but the research can be a bit tedious and tiring…. Read More ›

A Day at the Beauty Salon

This afternoon, three generations headed to the beauty salon: My grandmother, my mother and myself. The salon was creatively called “Hair and Care.” As my mother and I are undergoing dental surgery tomorrow, we decided to treat ourselves before the… Read More ›

Wilson Philips

My sister reminded me yesterday that when we were little, she, Kim and I used to pretend we were the singers from Wilson Philips. My sister was the cute blonde one. Kim was the attractive brunette. And who was I?… Read More ›