Month: June 2016

Interview with a rugbiera

Image from Gabriel Orozco Last week I shared about how I got into rugby here in Colombia, and how I was super excited to have arrived at a time when the rugby program was growing – so much as to include a girls’ team.  This week I want to share with you an interview with […]

Peace Corps Volunteer FOMO

I have a secret for you: my life as a Peace Corps Volunteer is boring a lot of the time. In the weeks (and months and year…) leading up to leaving, I spent my time explaining to co-workers and friends what I would be doing here in Colombia. From that distance, a distance which even more […]


My college, University of Minnesota, had a women’s club rugby team. I always joked about going out for the team – joked because I knew that I would never overcome my shyness and social anxiety to actually do it.  But I was serious about wanting to try.  I always loved physical sports; in fact I […]

2 months of Peace Corps service

Gorgeous calendar by Sara Woodrow For those of you marking my time away on your Cute Overload, Nuns Having Fun, Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, or Green Bay Packers calendars, you should have now flipped through five months of my absence.  For two of those months, I’ve been an official Volunteer: harder to fire than a […]

The United State of Women

So I actually learned about this really awesome thing while trying to do research on the Colombian Minister of Education, Gina Parody, which is a really random connection.  Anyway, she had retweeted this video from FLOTUS Michelle Obama. Basically, the First Lady and her staff organized this amazing summit, The United State of Women, to […]

#home: 10 photos

Since I started shooting 1 Second Everyday videos recently I found myself taking fewer pictures.  When I learned about the Blogging Abroad photo challenge, I jumped on it, knowing it would help me share my world a little more. Each month they send out 10 prompts, all tying back to a theme.  This month’s theme […]

One of my favorite things at site

It’s Friday, so if you’ve had a long week, you might need a little daily dose of beauty. Peace Corps Colombia operates on what is called la costa de Colombia.  Colombia actually has two coasts, but for some reason it’s here that it’s “the coast” and that the people are called costeños (“coastals”).  While we operate on “the […]

A woman’s daily workout

We are strong. We may not look it; most of us don’t spend 5 hours a week in the gym lifting heavy weights while admiring our musculature in the mirror. But we get a daily workout, far more than an hour’s worth.  We spend the morning strengthening our self-esteem, complimenting our stunning good looks while we spend […]

Colombian Beauty 1: Nail art

I plan to do at least a few more posts about Colombian beauty (of which there is a lot!), but I thought I’d start simple with something I know well: nail art. Not too long before I left for Peace Corps, I became a little obsessed with Jamberry.  For those who don’t know, “jams” are […]

A walk to El Corral de San Luís

When one of my rugby friends asked if I wanted to go for a caminata ecológica (basically a hike), I said “YEP.”  When he said, “We’re going to walk far – like six hours,” I said, “Great!”  Just a couple months ago I went on a six hour hike with a bunch of gringos to see some […]

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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