Three months post-Peace Corps

I officially closed my Peace Corps service by ringing the bell just over three months ago (if I get back in the writing groove, I’ll post about that soon!). THREE MONTHS. Time has really flown by. What have I done in that time? Celebrated St. Patrick’s Day by watching the Chicago River get dyed green […]

Election day in Colombia

Today in Colombia, the people are voting for their Senate and House representatives. This precedes the year’s presidential election, which will begin in May. I’ll get back to that in a couple paragraphs, but first, a little 101 information about today’s vote. Parties. While Colombia was once under a two-party system, there are now more […]

Music Monday: Songs for Carnaval (part 2)

It’s back! Carnaval is back! Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, so the official Carnaval celebrations began on Saturday; of course, if you’ve been following along, you know that the season starts with an important pre-Carnaval period starting in January, so we’ve been partying and parading for a while already. Last year, I wrote a feature on […]

My parents’ impressions of Colombia

My parents are world travelers, but they never expected to go to Colombia. I am lucky and proud to say that when I told them that I would be going to Colombia for my Peace Corps service, I don’t remember them saying anything indicating that they had any judgement of the country. Still, what they […]

Keeping Cool on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia

In eight days, my parents will be here with me on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. While Wisconsin, where they’re coming from, is unseasonably warm right now, and while they are arriving during one of the mildest months of the year, they will still be confronted with a type of heat and sunshine that they […]

Mountain View

A little about me!

Hey! I'm Brianna Hope, a born & bred midwesterner embarking on an adventure as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Colombia. I am clumsy, I spill a lot, and I share most of my interests with 6 year-olds.

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The content of this website is mine alone and does not necessarily reflect the views of the U.S. Government, the Peace Corps, or the Colombian Government.


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