by Michael Owen Any of us who have been in Colombia for any amount of significant time know that the number of public holidays here are astronomical. I’m honestly waiting for them to roll out a day celebrating dogs and cats! The unusually high number of holidays does bring about many positive things: days off … Continue reading Shedding Some “Light” on Pueblo Life
By Jessi Atha When Oíste asked me to write a volunteer spotlight on Michael Owen, I figured I wouldn’t even have to interview him. The man is so open and outgoing, not to mention I thought I knew all there was to know about him, since he is my site mate. I realized there is … Continue reading From the Cornfields to the Coast; Volunteer Spotlight-Michael Owen
By Michael Owen Having the cops looking for you is normally never a good thing, let alone when they come to your school on your third day in town. This was the reality that I found myself in back in February 2015. Having just moved to Repelón, and while still getting my bearings, I was … Continue reading Cultured Cops
By Michael Owen To say that these last few months have been easy and a joy would be a bit of a stretch. While being gifted with two months of vacation may seem like an awesome prospect, the reality of it has been the opposite. Following swear-in, I knew that the time off would be … Continue reading The Art of Flexibility
By Michael Owen When I touched down in Barranquilla a mere two months ago, I wasn’t quite sure what lay ahead of me. I had read all of the material that had been sent my way. Any and all blogs regarding Colombia had been bookmarked and scoured. However, I wasn’t quite prepared for the warm … Continue reading Welcome to Colombia, CII-6!