Arriving in Barranquilla a day before one of several interviews in recent weeks provided a nice evening with friends in the Olaya neighborhood before a much-awaited adventure to nearby Santa Marta. A relatively safe barrio, where mango trees shade the wide streets and neighbors greet each other warmly, Parque Olaya is a favorable location to enjoy the evening breezes … Continue reading The Hidden Beaches and Beautiful Views of Mar Caribe
The first week of April 2017, I returned to the land of futbol, arepas and stifling hot weather on the Caribbean coast of South America. After a brief stay in the US, where several once-familiar things somehow seemed off-kilter, it is now confirmed with certainty that among it's colorful houses, flavorful foods, vibrant culture and rich history, … Continue reading Why Flavorful, Vibrant Colombia Feels Like Home
Sabbatical - noun: a rest from work, or a break, often lasting from two months to a year. From Latin: sabbaticus, from Greek: sabbatikos, from Hebrew: shabbat (i.e., Sabbath) or literally a "ceasing") To the surprise of many blog subscribers (and over 800 Instagram followers), a decision was recently made to take a break from teaching and traveling in Colombia. While the … Continue reading Sabbatical 2017: Temporary Break…or New Beginning?