My thoughts so far on being in Bogota, Colombia, South America for less than a week (as of Thursday 24 Nov 2022)
Most people seem friendly and nice.
In terms of standards of living, CO seems similar to or maybe slightly better than the Philippines or Indonesia
The hardest thing for me so far has been to rapidly re-learn #Spanish.
If you don’t know at least a little Spanish, you might suffer due to being unable to communicate with most people here.
There are bread stores all over the place.
There are still a lot of foods that I am unfamiliar with.
In terms of cost of living, Colombia might be a great place to study Spanish in a uni or college.
Overall, it seems pretty safe. There was just one night where I felt really unsafe with some presumably homeless guy hovering outside a locked convenience store late at night, and appearing dangerous. I had to wait for him to leave. Besides that, for the most part, Colombia has felt pretty safe.
I still feel, like I’ve felt for years, that the best way to actually learn about a place, is to physically visit it. Watching videos and reading books can be beneficial. But, there are so many things you have to experience for yourself to really know a place.
Going forward, I hope to write more consistently here. See you in the next one!
Recently, I started learning Latin for fun. Latin, considered to be a dead language by many, is still accessible with many resources online, and it is learnable if you are willing to commit time and effort.
While there seems to be a lot of ancient Roman Latin texts and Latin grammar resources online, there also seems to be a dearth of online resources for learning Latin pronunciation with actual audio.
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