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Dia de la Raza – Columbus Day in Colombia

image-1255El 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.

Colombia vs USA 2016 Copa America

image-1753Colombia 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 ...

“Nigga”

image-1614Where the fuck are students hearing this word? The word "nigga" has been around for a long time and it has been used, by black people, for many years in the United States. In my opinion...

What is the difference between lay and lie?

image-1336Many of my students in Medellin have asked me what the difference is between lay and lie. Even native speakers from around the world do not know how to use lay and lie properly. In this quick lesson Andrew goes over the meaning and the use of lay and lie followed by a small quiz.

Cartagena’s Independence Day – November 11

image-1300Colombia's independence is long and bloody. November 11 is an important date because it was a precedent to all independence revolutions throughout South America. This sense of revolution and bravery that the people from Cartagena displayed earned their city the nickname la "Ciudad Heroica" the "Heroic City."