New Year’s Resolution: read a novel in Spanish

Yes, I'm one of those people who make New Year's Resolutions. I usually start my list sometime in mid-December, but I make it a point to write a written "official" list on January 1st. On top of the list is always to stop biting my nails, a habit I haven't been able to break since elementary school,…

My (unresolved) apartment search in Medellín

One of the first things I did after buying my ticket to move to Medellín was start searching online about how to rent an apartment. As I believe to be the case with all people visiting Medellín for the first (or second, fifth, eighth) time, I started with the blog/source of all expat info: Medellin Living.…

Outside looking in: Trump’s first week in office

My flight left Philadelphia at 6pm on January 17th, I arrived in Medellín early the next morning. Just a few days later Donald Trump was sworn in as president and my newsfeed was filled with first-hand accounts and photos of the Women's March. Did I get out just in time? Did I run away when…