Monthly Archives: January 2013

Two weeks left(!)

This somehow took me completely by surprise and I’ve been incredibly bummed out the last couple of days. But it has made me reflect a little over how its been to live in Colombia – what I’ll miss, what I won’t miss and what I look forward to back in the real world

Things I will miss:

  • My Santa Marta people ❤
  • Cab rides for $2.25
  • Maracuya juice
  • Always being ten minutes from the beach
  • Cheesy Latino music
  • Three minute dance parties
  • French mani-pedis for $5.60
  • Happy hour in the pool
  • Outrageous outfits
  • Costeño logic. Like all white people must be trying to get to the beach.. at all times.. always
  • Costeño humour. Like pretending to rob your friend in a dark alley
  • Men who can dance
  • Getting away with everything cause I’m blonde

Things I won’t miss:

  • The parrot
  • Queuing for half an hour at Exito
  • All the psycho people who call my phone
  • Bug bites
  • Having to break out of my room every morning
  • Street dogs, often in packs of ten
  • “The backpacker conversation” …where are you from? How long have you been here? How long are you here for? Where are you going next?…
  • Excessive honking
  • Hair gel
  • Ants and cockroaches
  • Fired foods

Things I look forward to:

  • Seeing friends and family
  • Warm showers
  • RED WINE!!!
  • Flushing toilet paper
  • Customer service
  • Blending in
  • Running outside without the fear of heat stroke and street dogs
  • Spicy food
  • Being left alone while shopping
  • People with organisational skills
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