My Lord it has been a while hasn't it?! I am really sorry I have been so out of touch lately but frustratingly after not blogging for over a month (an eternity for me!) and after living in my new apartment for over a month we STILL don't have internet! Makes it a little hard to blog consistently. I do have a lot to catch you up on huh? I believe my last blog was about my Immigration Hell in Venezuela. Since then I have had a great 10 day public holiday,changed jobs,been on a few more dates and just generally had a pretty good time. So here goes....
Semana Santa (Holy Week) is the week before Easter here in South America. Here in Colombia you get a total of 10 days if you include the weekends. I knew I wanted to leave Bogota for that time so I decided to go visit my friend Adrian (the Irish guy I met in Immigration in Valenzuela) in his city. Originally I wanted to go to another city but tickets were way to expensive. I sure am glad I changed my mind because I had a great time! All of his friends and roommates were really cool and I really enjoyed meeting all of them. I got to climb a mountain, see a castle, go to a really neat Colonial town and eat some great food. The best part was that I could wear shorts and the weather was great! I was one happy man. I really appreciated all his hospitality and putting up with me for a over a week.
After I returned to Bogota I got a new job offer from a friend that guaranteed me more working hours and hence more money. I jumped on the chance to jump ship and start with his company. I am now teaching adults as usual but in a classroom type setup with multiple students and working on a school semester yearly type setup. I have just been working for two days as of today but so far everyone is super nice and I really like all my students. My challenge will be remember all the students name's in all four of my classes! The office we work out of is really awesome as well. Free coffee and hot chocolate all day long! They even have golf on the roof!
Other than that, I have been on a few more days (trying to get back out there slowly since things ended with Viviana) met some cool people, and just trying to enjoy my life and make the best of my time here in Bogota. I am still planning on studying Spanish properly at a University here once I can get my visa questions sorted and figure out a good time schedule for this. I really really have a strong desire to become a translator/interpreter and I love speaking Spanish! I still hate the weather and the traffic in Bogota but if that is all I have to complain about I guess I am doing pretty good. After me being "offline" for so long I bet you expected me to write pages and pages of stuff but right now this is all I have.
P.S. I booked my ticket home for two weeks in June! So plan on seeing me from the 4th of June to the 18th. Get ready!
Yall stay well, til next time- Tyler