Month: December 2016

Students who choose to learn

Working in public schools here is tough. Class sizes are around 45 students, there generally aren’t resources like books or computers for teachers or students to use, teachers either need to pay for copies or pass that cost onto their students, classrooms are often not air conditioned and therefore are also very noisy thanks to […]

Music Monday: Andrés Cepeda

A couple weeks ago, I published the first in a series of three posts about the coaches of La Voz: Teen (The Voice: Teen) about the group ChocQuibTown, the group I was already most familiar with. Today comes the second in the series, which will focus on Andrés Cepeda. Cepeda started out in the 90’s in a […]

Peace Corps service means free time

I’ve been here in Colombia almost 11 months. I’ve been a Peace Corps Volunteer, officially, almost 8 months. As Volunteers, we must turn in Volunteer Report Forms three times a year. In these forms, we provide Peace Corps the numbers that help them remain financed by Congress (I mean, presumably). We fill in each and […]

I hate the rainy season

Ahhh, seasons. Summer, fall, winter, spring – four beautiful times of the year, each one indicating a change and a passing of time. Well, where they exist. I now live in coastal Colombia, where the seasons are “breezy,” “dry,” and “rainy.” These are really only seasons that you understand after living in them, because when […]

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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