Contact

You can contact me via comment anywhere on my blog and I promise I will respond. Also, I really like comments, so this is a good way to contact me.

If you have any questions or comments that you prefer not to be posted, feel free to contact me at my e-mail, obrienk4@gmail.com.

Thanks for reading!

16 thoughts on “Contact

  1. Hi Kate,

    I’m inspired by your blog, thank you for sharing all of this information. I am an American looking to move to Bogota and teach English, so I’m on the hunt for a job which is not easy. I’ve been to Colombia twice and love it, the people, the food, all the places you can travel to. I studied Journalism so I admire what you’re doing. Look forward to following your blog! If you have any advice for me, you can email me at brookewalis@comcast.net. Happy New Year!
    Thank you!
    Brooke
    PS. If you haven’t been to Andres Carne de Res yet, you must go. Go hungry. Enjoy!

    • Hi Brooke,
      Thank you so much, I’m so glad you enjoy it and find it helpful! Colombia is a wonderful country with so much to do, see, and experience!I would be happy to help you in any way I can if you have any specific questions. Happy New Year to you as well!
      Un abrazo,
      Kate

  2. Hi Kate,

    I just came across your blog, and I really enjoy your writing! I am actually moving to Bogotá from the US this weekend, so I was especially interested in reading your thoughts and getting your opinion on things :) Let me know if you have any advice on being a new resident in the city – I’d love to chat sometime! (rawilson24@gmail.com)

    All the best!
    Rachel

    • Hi Rachel!

      Thank so much for your message and for stopping by my blog! That’s so exciting that you’re moving to Bogotá, it’s a wonderful city. My advice…hmmm…take advantage of everything that the city has to offer, museums, theatre, art shows, etc., and try to avoid traveling during rush hour! If you have any more questions, feel free to e-mail me any time!

      Best wishes and safe travel!
      Kate

  3. Hello Kate!
    I found you while searching for somewhere to eat Thanksgiving dinner in Bogota. Apparently, you hosted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner in Bogota last year.
    I am from Chicago and am living in Bogota now. Any suggestions?
    Robert Duke
    dukerentals@gmail.com

    • Hi Robert,
      Yes, I hosted a traditional Thanksgiving dinner last year. I don’t know of any place that actually serves Thanksgiving dinner, but it wasn’t too difficult to make our own! The only things you can’t find in Bogotá are cranberries and sweet potatoes, but the rest is there. Good luck and Happy Thanksgiving!
      -Kate

  4. Hi Kate,

    I am starting the process of looking into traveling to Colombia. I speak, read, and write Spanish fluently. However, I am a little intimidated by the whole process. Do you have any suggestions? Did you venture down to Colombia on your own? I have lived in Spain as an au-pair, but I am a little nervous about taking the plunge with S America. Is this something you can offer some good insights on? I would like to be able to work and make enough to sustain basic living costs ;)

    Thanks for your awesome insightful blog!

    • Hi Jody!
      Yes, I went to Colombia on my own. I find work after I was already there, although you are not technically supposed to do this, which is why I had to go to Venezuela to get my visa.
      I lived in Bogotá on about $800 USD a month (approximately $1,600,000 COP) and I was able to live comfortably, but it depends on your style of living. Other cities, like Medellin, have much lower costs of living, so it depends on which city you are planning to go.
      In terms of the process, bureaucratic paperwork is never fun, but it’s really not that bad.
      I wouldn’t be nervous, Colombia is wonderful! I absolutely love it there and look forward to returning soon. If you have any more questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

      Thanks for reading, I’m glad you found my blog helpful!

      Best,
      Kate

  5. Hi Kate,

    I’ve been reading your blog a lot lately! I am about to live in Barranquilla for at least three months while teaching English. Reading your blog makes me increasingly more excited to live there! I leave in a week! Any recommendations or suggestions? I know thats a vague questions, but anything would be appreciated :)

    Thanks,
    Alyssa

    • Hi Alyssa,
      That’s awesome that you’re going to live in Barranquilla! I hope you arrive within the next week because you will be there just in time for Carnavales, which is the nest time of year in Barranquilla, so if you can, go!
      Barranquilla is a wonderful city; for me, it is my home in Colombia because it is where I first lived in Colombia and where I learned Spanish. Where are you going to be teaching English?
      I recommend going to La Troja if you like salsa dancing and try comida rapida (fast food) because it’s the best in the coast.
      If you have any other questions don’t hesitate to ask.
      Thanks for reading!
      -Kate

      • Thanks for the response, Kate! I will be there for Carnavales. I’m arriving in barranquilla on the 7th! So soon!
        I’m teaching through a program called AIESEC, and I’m specifically teaching at Colegio Anglo-Colombia. Have you heard of it?
        Alyssa

      • That’s awesome! And really funny, I also went to Barranquilla through AIESEC, you’re about to meet some awesome people! :) Have a wonderful time!
        -Kate

  6. Dear Kate,
    could you please share your experience with me living in Barranquilla? I see many post about Medellin, Bogota, and Cali. But not that many expat experience for Barranquilla. I would like to stay for 3- 6 months in barranquilla to learn the culture and language. I have a friend there whose Colombian.

    • Hi Verly,

      I apologize for just getting back to you now. I loved Barranquilla, and 3-6 months is a good amount of time to stay there, especially if you go during carnaval season (Jan-March). The weather is hot, which I love, the people are great, and the food is delicious! If you have any more specific questions, please feel free to email me at obrienk4@gmail.com. Thanks!

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