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Thursday, May 26, 2011

What I Learned about Colombia from Talking with Blake - LA

Yesterday, my class skyped with Blake, our teacher’s friend,about Colombia. He was born in Carver, North Carolina and graduated from college in 2004. Right now he’s teaching at an elementary school. He has a wife named Denise, who is colombian, and a son named Sam, who is half colombian, and is 14 months old. Denise is catholic but doesn't practice. Blake is not religious. Currently, he’s living in Cartagena, Colombia. He’s not used to his new lifestyle. Blake has been to many countries but only half of them. Blake didn’t face any challenges while he was moving back to the U.S. He met his wife when she was his host when she gave him shelter. And his first thought was that Colombia was very colorful.

In Colombia, the weather is between 95 and 100 degrees everyday. There’s major poverty and not a lot of rich people. Women usually become moms from 12 and up. Men would cheat on their wives and girlfriends. Their sports are soccer, baseball, cycling, tennis, and beauty pageants(for girls). Colombia has a variety of animals, but the exotic ones are iguanas, little monkeys, birds, dogs, and butterflies. Colombians let their animals roam and the animals come back at night. If the dogs don’t bark, they get kicked out. The soldiers would protect tourists. Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the most famous man in Colombia. Most Colombians are friendly, but some will mug you.

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