Category: Religion

Semana Santa in Mompóx, Bolívar, Colombia

If you read my previous post about Semana Santa (Holy Week), you’ll recall that it is the Colombian spring break. And you’ll remember that most people who travel during this time head to the beach. Most. Not all. Some people actually leave the coast to go to the interior of the country – almost 1/3 of my group […]

A coastal Colombia Christmas

In the United States, at least in the Midwest, there are several signs that Christmas is coming: lights arrive at Target in September and October, around the same time as the hats, mittens, and gloves (that way you can get them up before the roof’s just a sheet of snow and ice) as soon as […]

#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 […]

Overt Religiosity

I leave my house in the morning and my host sister tells me to “Go with God.” On my way to one school, I pass three different little parks (within a block of one another) with little shrines to Mary in them. When I arrive at that school, a public institution, I ask the doorman […]

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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