Monthly Archives: July 2010

7 July 2010 Altos de Cazucá is Comuna 4 of the city of Soacha: Soacha is also the name of the city center.  I finally made it there to see a show put on by different youth groups of Altos … Continue reading

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Cazucá

6 July 2010 There are some things in the neighborhood that are kept quiet and not shared very openly.  Everyone knows that Cazucá is a destination for the displaced, that it is poverty ridden, not particularly safe and that there … Continue reading

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SICK

2 July 2010 I got sick.  Nothing terrible, but it kept me in bed for a couple of days with a stomach ache.  It hit me at school and I asked my coworkers if someone would take me to get … Continue reading

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The Gringas Arrive!

24 June 2010 After much planning and bracelet making, 15 girls from Wisconsin, along with their exchange counterparts from a high school in Bogotá, showed up in two large buses, complete with police escort.  After running up part of the … Continue reading

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A Chance Encounter

23 June 2010 An older woman got on the bus on my way home from school the other day.  I got up to give her my seat and after she declined, told me that I shouldn’t have to stand and … Continue reading

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