I am back in Cartagena, and happy about that. On Sunday night we went with S and some other friends on an evening cruise around the city (it really is great that she works at a travel agency and is my personal tourist guide). The cruise was for free but all passengers had to buy rice and diapers that would be sent by boat to Ecuador, to help the victims of the earthquake. Thus it was for a very good reason that we spent our evening chilling on a catamaran, dancing and admiring our beautiful home town in the evening light.
Here comes the pictures!
I tried to take a 360° video:
I'm also very happy to be back at work and the La Vecina kids have been even more adorable than before. Also, as I wrote on Facebook, even if in the beginning I was scared about living in Colombia, and warned that I should be extra careful in La Boquilla, I now feel completely different. After Rio, La Boquilla feels like paradise. I know that I feel safe mostly because I haven't gotten into any trouble here (yet) and that I still have to be very careful, but it is not only that. I feel so at home in La Boquilla: people are friendly, they always smile and say hi when I walk past. I just can't imagine that anyone in this community would do anything bad to me.
Last Friday we celebrated the Earth Day, Día de la Tierra, and in the program was painting a wall in the garden. The children loved it and I loved taking pictures of them, they were so cute and smiley. I will miss them so much when I leave! Here is my colourful collection:
And this is 3rd graders having a dance class, I'm in love.
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Oh and I have to write about the weather here, again. I've always wondered what it really means when my phone's weather forecast says that it is x grades but it feels like y grades. Well now I can tell you that at the moment, with the humidity and everything, I really understand the meaning of 32, ressentie 42. It is hot. It is rainy season now, but I still haven't seen any rain. (I'm not complaining, I just wish that the air-conditioning in my office would work. But when in Colombia...).
I'm Emilia, Finnish-Parisian, a recent Master's graduate. I'm currently traveling around the Caribbean and on a volunteering mission in Colombia. I'm passionate about writing, music and different kinds of sports. I can't wait to discover new places and cultures - and share my adventures with you!