Category: Colombia

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 […]

Fried Fridays: Caribañolas

In my last Fried Friday post, I warned you it would be the last one until I found “a certain elusive yuca pie.” Well, it has finally happened. I went to a fritos stand that had more than just arepas, deditos, empanadas, and papas rellenas: they sell caribañolas.  Truthfully, caribañolas aren’t that unlike the other fried foods […]

Music Monday: Grupo Niche

I am not a salsa lover. Well, that’s not strictly true. In Spanish, salsa is the word for sauce or condiment, which I love, as well as the name of a music genre and dance. I love the kind of salsa that goes on food, I can appreciate some of the music and dance. It has been […]

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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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