Run for the border
Trip Start Mar 14, 2004
290Trip End Ongoing
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I caught the 5:30am bus back to Colombia. At the border, my goal was to get a stamp for 90 days, instead of the usual 60. My efforts succeeded, however, after all the lies to the border official I ended up being a student in the University of Magdelena, studying spanish with Professor Mel Gibson (the movie Braveheart was playing in the bus and when he asked me who my professor was, this was the name that just came out.) My ridiculous story worked and I now have a stamp that will let me stay here for 3 more months if I so choose. For now, I plan to continue teaching english and just enjoy my time here. Despite the bad press, this place is awesome and slowly replacing Guatemala and Nicaragua as my favorite countries.
Semana Santa.. the week before Easter... is next week and I will be on vacation from work as everything shuts down for the holiday. I am planning to go somewhere with local friends but right now no one can decide what to do. Thatīs all from here......