I taught a 3-day English immersion along with my colleagues at our university's other campus in Ricaurte which is, in theory, 3 hours from our Bogota location but was in reality 6 hours away with long-weekend traffic. This was exhausting, but it was lovely to be in a place with bright (hot) sunshine (and mosquitoes).
We had a big oktoberfest barbecue at my house, from noon until two in the morning. That was a lot of fun, and a lot of cleaning up the following day.
Then I finally made it home to Chile! It rained a lot, but I got to see a new part of the coast and visit my old friends, and swim in the cold pacific waters. I also ate a LOT of food and drank my favorite Pisco sours and Chilean wine. LAN, the airline, provided phenomenal service, and lots of free booze.
I'm feeling more and more certain that I want to continue living in Latin America and am much more confident and independent every day. I'm learning a lot about myself.
I´ve been having excellent conversations about real issues (stereotypes, social inequality, racism, etc) with my students in class.
On Halloween I'm going with a group of friends to see Gogol Bordello perform, which has me seriously stoked.
I`m hopelessly in love with Colombia. So much so that when it was time to leave Chile I felt, though sad to be leaving my friends again, ready to go back to Bogota. Time is absolutely flying by.