Returning to the USA
Jul09

Returning to the USA

Six weeks have flown by in Colombia, and now I’m back in the USA. The first couple days back, I found myself saying things in English but in grammatical structures of Spanish or even saying certain words in Spanish in the middle of an English conversation. I smile at these little mistakes because I feel like I reached my goal of immersing myself in the language as much as possible when I was in Colombia. One of my biggest pieces...

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¡Junior Tu Papá!
Jun14

¡Junior Tu Papá!

The professional soccer team from Barranquilla is called Junior. The iconic red and white stripes of their jersey can be seen all around the city on any given day, along with people calling out their famous phrase “¡Junior tu papá!” Earlier in this trip, we all went to a Junior game at the stadium here in Barranquilla. Although it was a tie, the atmosphere was amazing. One section of the stadium had a giant band that...

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Before Departing for Colombia
May15

Before Departing for Colombia

This week before going abroad has been crazy! I was on the way home from UA when I realized I did not have my passport. I went back to my apartment in Tuscaloosa and looked EVERYWHERE before accepting defeat. I was freaking out because I only had 8 days before leaving. I also felt disappointed in myself for losing the most important thing for my travels. After taking a deep breath, I was able to make an appointment at the nearest...

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