Cartagena Knockers

The city of Cartagena is one of my favorites to visit. It’s old, it’s beautiful, it’s got good coffee and good cocktails… And besides being reasonably close, it’s also the cheapest airport on the coast for (most people) to fly into from the United States. When Marty and I began planning his visit here, I […]

Music Monday: Los Amigos Invisibles

Up until now, all of my Music Monday posts have featured Colombian artists. When I discovered the music of Los Amigos Invisibles, a Venezuelan Latin-funk band, I knew they had to be my first deviation. The band’s groovy beats and daring lyrics are irresistible to me (well, at least my booty, which just starts shaking […]

#mytown: 10 photos

I skipped the August  Blogging Abroad photo challenge because it didn’t really inspire me, but I was back at it for September with the theme of #mytown. Please enjoy this little tour of my town in Colombia! #window I decided to go to the home of one of the most influential institutions in my town for the […]

30 things I’ve learned

Tomorrow’s my 30th birthday, and while I have a lot of friends stressing out about this (their own aging, not mine), I’m celebrating my life up to this point. It’s been absolutely nothing like I imagined 10, 15…or even 5 years ago, but it’s been full of love and learning. Here’s some of the things […]

Music Monday: Maía

I stumbled across Maía (that’s Ma-EE-a, not Ma-ya) while looking for popular champeta artists to highlight. Maía is not a champeta artist. She just sang a song with a popular champeta artist and then made a dance music video. I saw the video on a champeta Facebook page and thought, “This isn’t the typical stuff; what else does she […]

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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