Category: Art

If you give a kid a camera…

I made a lame attempt at rewriting the classic children’s story If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, but that didn’t work out. The anti-welfare think piece just couldn’t marry up with my story about using publicly-funded goods and services from the US to create a unique opportunity for at-risk youths in Colombia to interact with cameras […]

Medellín Street Art

The cityscape of Medellín is, from above, actually kind of boring. The buildings are almost universally of brick in a burnt sienna color. It’s crazy how uniform it is, especially coming from the coast of Colombia where the streets of towns look more like the inside of a gumball machine, with every building a different vibrant […]

Cartagena Street Art Part 2

Back in July, when I first shared some of the street art to be found in Cartagena, I promised that there would be more to come. Here it is! I still haven’t seen it all; the city is always adding more. Above (L-r): The mural on the left is one of the few found in […]

#community: 10 photos

July was my second month participating in Blogging Abroad‘s photo challenge (see my June photo roundup here).  This month’s theme was #community. Since my pictures and their explanations will really speak for themselves, I’ll stop typing here, hit enter a couple times, and give you what you’re really here for. #streetlife This isn’t actually my community, […]

Cartagena Street Art

Just outside of the historic walled city of Cartagena, the area that has been most pristinely upkept and beautiful for tourists, is the neighborhood called Getsemani (with an “h” sound at the beginning). Getsemani these days is the neighborhood where budget tourists stay.  One thing that I personally love about Getsemani is that native Cartagena […]

Mountain View

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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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