Kate Dana

Independent Writer. International Educator.

February 13, 2017
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Six Savory Favorites from the Sixth Annual Charleston Food Truck Festival

Returning to the Lowcountry after many years away has revealed that there’s more to gastronomic delights of the South than just sweet tea and fried okra. Recently, the Sixth Annual Charleston Food Truck Festival offered a variable sampler plate of reasons to … Continue reading

May 11, 2015
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La Gringa Vallenata

Y no la pasamos chatiando todo el tiempo, Me dice tu musica si me encanta Es que la tengo a la gringa en su puesto, Y yo le envío canciones Vallenatas Es que la tengo a la gringa en su … Continue reading

November 24, 2014
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Go Go Romantico

The Lonely Planet guide to South America mentions Barranquilla in a few short paragraphs, remarking on its famous Carnaval, and describing the city as “one big traffic jam.”  Living here for the past year, admittedly there are few things to do, but … Continue reading

March 5, 2014
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Carnaval Huracán

Carnaval de Barranquilla 2014 blew into Colombia like a hurricane: starting with slow winds a month ago, building with showers of colorful confetti and costumes, and finally, erupting into a full-blown, four-day party resplendent with celebratory music, parades in the … Continue reading

January 31, 2014
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Escuela, Finca, Playa … It Is What It Is

Several months ago, I made a pact with the Universe, focused, prayed, manifested, practiced Visioning® and now I’m here, in Barranquilla, Atlántico, where I asked to be. As expected, the past week has been a mix of everything from confusion … Continue reading

December 20, 2013
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SpanishFriday: Papa a la Huancai­na

This week’s Spanish Friday is about a tasty holiday dish from Perú: Papa a la Huancai­na (potatoes Huancayo style). Even though I am heading to Colombia soon with WorldTeach as 2014 volunteer and look forward to tasting Colombian food, I have been wanting to … Continue reading

December 20, 2013
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Santacon y Más: Vivir la Buena Vida

It’s amazing what can happen to change your life in one week (or even just one day). Last Thursday I received an email from WorldTeach, informing me of my placement with the organization as a volunteer in Barranquilla, Colombia. Although I was prepared to gladly … Continue reading

October 4, 2013
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SpanishFriday: la Musica de Colombia

This week’s Spanish Friday is about la musica de Colombia (Colombian music). Since I am moving in 2014 to volunteer with WorldTeach in Colombia, I want to immerse myself in the culture, and music seems a good place to start. (*Remember you can always translate this page if needed). ¡Disfrutar! En la Fin … Continue reading