Two Faces of Bogota: From Hanging out in a Marginalized Neighborhood to Mingling with the City’s Creme de la Creme


This week I was able to experience two extreme realities of Bogota: That of the poorest neighborhoods, and that of the wealthiest. Both realities, I admit, were alien to me, and I ended up in them sort of by chance. … Continue reading

The Real Inaka of Yamanashi County


Okay, okay… I admit that the “Real Housewives” title riff has been swimming around my mind for quite some time. Yamanashi is the Japanese prefecture that I have been living in for one month and a half. Yamanashi has a … Continue reading

The Epic of the Transmilenio: What it’s like to ride the Transmilenio during Rush Hour


For those of you who don’t know, the Transmilenio is Bogota’s Rapid Transit System. It’s sort of like a tramway except with buses. This magical system has allowed people to get places faster in a city with the traffic jams … Continue reading

Unexpected Wanderlust Welcomes a New Blogger: Ruby


Where have you been? I have toured around Europe (Ireland, England, Scotland, France, Spain, and Italy) and traveled sporadically around the US (most of the Eastern seaboard, Tennessee, Louisiana, New Mexico, Colorado, and California). I am currently living and teaching … Continue reading