Well, I’ve done it. I have finally started a blog. I am embarking upon my fifth living-abroad excursion, this time to Bogotá, Colombia (I have previously lived in Cannes, France; Rabat, Morocco; Kumasi, Ghana; and Barranquilla, Colombia). To be honest, I was always kind of against the whole blog thing; I saw them as narcissistic ramblings with poor grammar—I mean, do people really want to read the thoughts and activities of their friends as well as strangers? Well, as it turns out, apparently they do, because there are thousands of popular blogs available on the net, and new ones are always popping up (like this one…).
I have since learned that while there are many poorly written, uninteresting blogs in existence, there are also just as many, if not more, intelligent, thought-provoking, and educational blogs that are very much worth the read. Despite previous attempts at resistance, I have succumbed to the allure of blogging my travels. I do not, however, make a claim as to what sort of blog this will be, so I can only leave it up to you, Dear Reader, to decide what you think about this particular internet writing venture.
My blog, The Wanderlust Chronicles, will begin with my year-long stay in Bogotá, Colombia.
Actually, that’s a bit of a lie.
I will arrive in Bogotá on July 28, 2011, but as I lived in Colombia this past year in the coastal city of Barranquilla, I will first share some of my insights and experiences in Colombia from the previous year until I leave.
I have no idea what this year will bring; all I know is that I will be teaching. Apart from that, as I cannot yet even begin to speculate on anything else in my future, I will begin with what I know: what happened, what I learned, and what I observed this past year.