Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Medellin is boring. But surrounding towns are fun. I did some research and found some great places to visit during Semana Santa.
The current Colombian female stereotype is one of beauty. It's not a bad stereotype to have, and most Colombian women live up to it, but if we dissect history books and look at what women have done for the advancement of the country and their gender, their beauty is not key.
Joel, Francisco and I have started a project to help our friends the Perez family this December. They are a family that has been displaced by the war in Colombia for over 10 years now. With your help we've changed their lives for ever.
La familia Perez son desplazados por la guerra en Colombia. El papa, mama y sus dos niños trabajan en las calles de Medellin reciclando material. Conoce su historia y lo que hemos hecho para ayudarles.
The Perez family is has been displaced by Colombia's armed conflict. They live in a motel room and the father, mother and 2 children hit the streets of Medellin everyday collecting recyclable material for a "living." This is their story.
I have been teaching English in Medellin for 4 years now. I have not grown tired of teaching, it is a passion of mine. Although I have a business to run I continue to teach and enjoy it. This is my take and advice on landing a teaching job in Medellin, Colombia.
El Dia de la Raza is more important than most Colombians know. This day commemorates the ruthlessness and violent way in which our current race came about. Even though Christopher Columbus and the Spanish Crown/Catholics were the epitome of evil I have to appreciate the boldness with which they conquered and bled out a once thriving society.
Love and Friendship Day (Dia de amor y amistad) is celebrated on September 20 in Colombia. It is usually celebrated more than the actual Saint Valentine's Day on February 14. Why is this? I've lived here for more than 3 years and have found out why.
There are a bunch of Colombian public holidays, 18 to be exact. Assumption Day is celebrated annually on August 15 in Colombia and is known as La fiesta de la Asunción de la Santísima Virgen María. Holidays are an excuse to party in Colombia.
Colombia vs USA Today is Friday, June 3rd, 2016 and it is Colombia vs United States in the first round of La Copa America and I'm super excited. I feel absolutely fucking awesome every time the Colombian national team plays. I love soccer and I've been watching the national team play since I ...