The past month

Clearly I was never meant to blog. Here is a list of SOME of the things I wanted to write about, but never did:

  • Our trip to Cartagena
  • Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Weekend in Minca
  • Cabo de la Vela and Punta Gallinas

The list just goes on… But I will at least (clear space and) upload pictures + write a short paragraph on the highlights of each trip or event. Starting with the first two.

Cartagena was lovely. Eleven of us took a mini vacation within what is essentially a vacation and it was completely refreshing! Most of our days were spent walking around in the old city watching crazy parades. It was during the crowning of Miss Colombia so the whole city was buzzing. Its weird to travel from SM to Carta because everything is so much more expensive in Cartagena, but its great to be able to see something different so close by! The nights we spent drinking on the hostel roof with all the great people we met or salsa dancing at Café Havanna. We also all got soaked in shaving cream by random people in the streets – another interesting Colombian tradition.

Thanksgiving Dinner was a huge success!! FMA hosted a dinner for 50 people at La Brisa Loca to raise funds for the construction project. We made the most amazing feast, got a great local band to come play for us and sold all of the tickets. Coordinating an event in Brisa for the first time was a bit hectic and communication is challenging when not everyone has a phone and everyone is on Colombian time, but all the volunteers came through and it couldn’t have gone better. Also raised a lot of money for the kids 😀

Tomorrow I’ll summarise some more and upload some photos from La Guajira!!! So more of this to come


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