Lessons from Latin America, Straddling Two Worlds

How Living in Latin America Has Forced Me to Become More Patient

On dictionary.com the word ‘patience’ is defined as “the quality of being patient, as the bearing of provocation, annoyance, misfortune, or pain, without complaint, loss of temper, irritation, or the like." I’ll admit, I have never been anything close to being a patient person. I am ambitious. I am action-oriented. I like to see progress,… Continue reading How Living in Latin America Has Forced Me to Become More Patient

Buscando Cultura, Lessons from Latin America

La Historia de Los Chamos

Son personas acogedoras, luchadoras, y soñadoras. Son venezolanos. Esta es la historia de Los Chamos Arepas Venezolanos y Algo Más, un restaurante pequeño en el barrio Laureles de Medellín Colombia. Dónde las arepas, creo yo, son el mejor secreto en su tan peculiar gastronomía, pues detrás del negocio hay una familia con una historia inspiradora… Continue reading La Historia de Los Chamos

Lessons from Latin America, Straddling Two Worlds

Bye Bye American Bubble

I got tired of the American bubble. When I told people I was moving to Colombia, they would either mistake it for the well-known university of Columbia which I was always flattered by, or - understanding correctly - give me the 'you-can’t-be-serious-white-girl' face. It didn’t take me long to realize that the people who reacted… Continue reading Bye Bye American Bubble

Buscando Cultura, Straddling Two Worlds

I’m Moving to Colombia

You’re doing what white girl? They all thought I was crazy. “I’m moving to Colombia,” I said. That was sixteen months ago, and I can’t believe I actually did it. I took a leap of faith and set off on a long term adventure of a lifetime. I began this blog shortly thereafter but unfortunately… Continue reading I’m Moving to Colombia