Category: Politics

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 […]

Colombian Schools: Part 3

This is the third in a series of posts about Colombian schools. Read the first two posts here and here. Today marks the second Monday that the public school teachers in Colombia are on strike. Since Wednesday, May 10, teachers have been organizing and marching and voicing their anger with the Ministry of Education. They […]

Who’s got power?

Several power cables swing between the light poles that line our city and town streets. At each pole, cables come in from all angles, tangling and dangling and coiling around one another. Some of them are cable or telephone wires. How does that even work? How do so many utilities meet at the same point? […]

An island getaway: San Andrés

When my sister-in-law started planning her visit here, she said she wanted to get in some beach time. Living on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, there were options. She and her friends were flying into Cartagena; just outside of the city, there are some lovely beaches. Half a day’s drive north in Santa Marta are even […]

#mytown: 10 photos

I skipped the August  Blogging Abroad photo challenge because it didn’t really inspire me, but I was back at it for September with the theme of #mytown. Please enjoy this little tour of my town in Colombia! #window I decided to go to the home of one of the most influential institutions in my town for the […]

Stopped by the Colombian police

The title makes this sound way more dramatic than it really is. Calm down, Mom. I went with some members of my rugby team to a tournament in Santa Marta this weekend. We had a great time rugbying and team building, and then we hopped back in our puerta a puerta buseta (door-to-door oversized van) to head home. As […]

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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