A Californian in Huila

There are many reasons to visit Huila, Colombia. The people, the landscapes, and the food are all aspects of a what makes this place special. Here is an article sharing a Californian's experience there.

A Gringo’s Guide to Colombian Breakfast

Photo by Flavia Carpio on Unsplash One day back in April I found myself in Neiva, Colombia visiting my girlfriend Yesi and her mom Piedad... “Are you hungry?” “I slept pretty well, thanks,” I replied to the question in a heavy gringo accent.  Yesi responded to me in English, “My mom asked if you were... Continue Reading →

So This is Neiva

Neiva, Colombia in April of 2022. It was around 2pm when my body began to feel warm. The brightness of the bedroom was inescapable because the sun was radiating with full force. I tried for a moment to hide underneath the covers of the bed, pretending that the day hadn’t started yet. It was no... Continue Reading →

Back to Colombia

In August of 2012, I found myself on a plane headed to Bogotá, Colombia. I was traveling alone and my level of Spanish fluency was equal to perhaps a six-month-old baby. A carousel of emotions rotated in my mind, mostly fear, as I left the familiarity of home and gravitated toward a new world.  The... Continue Reading →

The Man in Brown Velvet

*This was originally written in 2014 for a good friend's travel e-magazine, Latitudes, Longitudes. Unfortunately the site is currently on hiatus so I wanted to repost the piece! Have a nice day. The feeling arrived for the first time once the flight attendants weren't speaking English anymore. It was a sensation that I never experienced until... Continue Reading →

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