|With mom and Brandon in Cartagena|
I am truly blessed to have such a hard working father, loving mother and dependable older brother. But when I look back on the past four and a half years of my life, so little of that time was spent near my family. Sure, Christmas and Thanksgiving were always celebrated together, but after I finished high school I shipped myself off to Washington D.C. where I studied for three and a half years and then two weeks after "graduation" I moved here, to Colombia to teach English for a year.
|Brandon with some of my girls, they're in love.|
The day after they arrived we went to my school and they attended four classes of mine. They were able to meet all of my students, except for one course. By the end of the day my 200 students had completely wiped out my entire family and when we got back to the apartment after class, each one of them took a nap. Pure exhaustion. Welcome to my every day life ;)
|Inside Andres Carne de Res in Bogotá|
I got to bring my family to Andres Carne de Res, the most festive restaurant in the region, and they had a wonderful time. We explored Usaquen market, which is always a successful day outing, and we even made it out to the coast for some sunshine. While in Cartagena we took a tour of the market, which is rarely ever frequented by locals. Think dead animals, small corridors, hot humid air, all smashed into a massive outdoor market with thousands of people in it. That would be Bazurto. There you can fulfill all of your shopping needs: cow eyes? They've got them! Armadillo, its there! Feet...of all kinds of animals...around every corner.
|Cow eyeballs. Not sure how to prepare them...|
|A passageway in the market, Bazurto, in Cartagena!|
|Armadillo, not sure where that roams wild here...|
|Beautiful Old City of Cartagena|
|Me and Papa on the wall of the Old City|
|Mama Miley with some of my favorite boys!|