So, I’d like to introduce myself. My name is Jess and I am lucky enough to be working as See Colombia Travel’s new intern. I’ve been living and working in Bogota, Colombia for almost two months.
I’ve taught English as a foreign language on and off for about three years now. I absolutely love teaching, I really do, but my first love is always going to be travel. Before Colombia I was working in China and travelling around South-East Asia; I’ve also worked in the United States, Mexico and Italy. I absolutely loved living in China and backpacking in Asia but Colombia is a different world. The pace of life here is different, people are so open and friendly and I already feel so settled here.
At university we were always pushed to network, network, network, so when I saw Editor Chris looking for an apartment on a Bogota forum I (only slightly creepily) messaged him asking about his path taken into the glamorous world of travel writing. He told me about the internship with See Colombia, a hasty CV was cobbled together and now I find myself working for Colombia’s premier travel blog!
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So, basically I chose Colombia for the language, the lifestyle, the people and of course to experience a culture completely different from mine. There is so much that I can’t wait to experience while I’m here; so much that I want to see and do. Here is just a little sample of my Colombian bucket list (the actual list is about four pages long):
The top points on my Colombian bucket list:
- Learn to speak Spanish
- Learn to dance without hurting myself or others around me
- Be able to rock a pair of jeans like a Colombiana
- Be able to shot aguardiente without making “the face”
- Become unofficial tejo champion of Colombia
- Learn to cook empanadas like a pro
So thanks again to See Colombia, and I can’t wait to start exploring this wonderful country, and helping to let the rest of the world know how magical Colombia really is.