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Well, I've finally made it to Barranquilla. First impressions - like being slapped in the face with a hot, wet sponge! The average temperature here is about 32 degrees, and it's REALLY humid! Not that I'm complaining, it's very preferable to the cold. The university has really gone to town. An official car came to pick me up at the airport, with a …
... of no employment or informal employment for so many in Barranquilla and the poor health care with the 'death ride' to the hospital. "That's just how it is; people accept life for what they have and they are happy!!"
My plane will leave now within hours. Nuri and Peter fixed me a memorable 'going away lunch' and I will fly to Bogota, then Dallas/Fort Worth and finally to Minneapolis/St. Paul. I don't have the words to ...
... coastal area called The Caribbean Lowlands of Colombian), they use the same dough, but boil it rather than frying it; giving them the texture similar to 'matzo balls' or Czech bread ...
So last night I definitely slept with cottons in my ear. -____-" Today when we got to work at school, the director informed us that the teachers will be leaving after 9:30 for a protest downtown. There definitely seems to be a lot of protests in Colombia. The other day there was a protest that blockaded a street. I'm not sure what that one was about. Anyhow, the only thing we did today was watch a class perform a ...
... and at nine times the price I went for a wander to consider my options! This side of town was a little quieter although still buzzing, as I sat on a wall pondering my dilemma, those least offensive looking white crispy balls started to play their part in my adventure, with a little gurgling in my belly I decided a hotel at nine times the price was a great idea, only my usual timely decision making had this time cost me the room as they were now fully booked. ...
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