Category: Colombia

Colombian time

Colombian Time is the same as Eastern Standard Time, and yet it is completely different. Sure, it’s 10:35am here and in New York, but the way time is viewed here couldn’t be any different.  One of my host family members will tell me that they are heading somewhere and ask me if I want to […]

Costeño hospitality and patios

All of Peace Corps Colombia’s sites are in the coastal area of Colombia (la costa), where the people are called “costeños.”  Because of the intense heat and humidity, the culture is a bit different here than in the interior (where Bogotá and Meddlín are), so just keep in mind that any references I make here […]

First impressions

We rolled into our small town, Palmar de Varela, in a van stuffed with 14 people and a whole bunch of luggage.  4 of us were going to be dropped off in Palmar, and the rest would continue on to Ponadera. Very quickly after one of the Peace Corps staff members said, “This is Palmar,” […]

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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