There are some things we missed over Christmas: In particular, time with friends and family. The challenges here are so different from home but they are still challenges nevertheless and not being surrounded by the people and friendships we value most it sometimes feels harder. Thank goodness for WhatsApp and email. We quizzed each … Continue reading Missing Quality Streets
Yes, it is a feliz Navidad (happy Christmas) from us here. Like every other school the children have been getting tired/excitied/silly/tempestuous in equal measure. The photo above is from their Christmas party. For the past 9 years 2 American brothers have kindly put on a party for the children in a Hostel in the city … Continue reading Feliz Navidad!
We thought we’d visit Park Tayrona, a 150 square mile National park famed particularly for it’s beaches but with lots of jungle and a bit of rainforest, (there’s a difference) before the holiday season starts at the end of November. It is apparently a bit of a magnet for holiday makers (mainly from Colombian … Continue reading The rain coming in through the tent was initially refreshing …
We are now back at school after 10 days holiday and then almost another week due to a tropical storm which hit us one evening. As the school is at the bottom of the mountains and many of the children live in the hills nearby with only mud paths for access; if there is … Continue reading Back to the Barrio.
Having settled in to our new abode, and the school being closed for 10 days or so, we thought we’d head up to the mountains and into the rainforest. Since the day we told the children we would be coming to Colombia, it has been the wildlife they’ve been most excited about seeing and the … Continue reading The rainforest
We finally made it into our new accommodation on Tuesday 2nd. The whole episode felt much more eventful than it should have been. At one point we were summoned to meet the mother of the landlord to assess whether we (or mainly the children) were suitable tenants. Perhaps the English have a reputation? It was … Continue reading Ice creams and iguanas
We found Worcester Sauce in a shop 2. Tooth Fairies also work in Colombia. They pay $3000COP (Colombian pesos) per tooth. Continue reading Two things …