Bummed Out in Bogotá

Let me start off by saying this is not your average travel blog post. I am not going to be able to recommend you a ton of stuff or tell you about the amazing things we saw, did and ate because as the title might suggest…we were bummed out in Bogotá. In other words, there was a toque de queda (Spanish for CURFEW) half the time we were there and the other half of the time? Everything was closed, tarps were put up, and there were more police officers than I’ve ever seen in my life. Now before you read this and think, “Wow Rachel are you really upset that this poor country’s political unrest ruined your vacation? How very white privilege of you!” I know exactly how this is coming across and that’s not what I am actually saying. An entire country’s political unrest didn’t personally affect me in the same way it’s affecting Colombians. Again, just want to say…while we were indeed sad everything was closed because there was a lot of cool stuff I wanted to see…I don’t blame Colombians for protesting their government as soon as I landed at El Dorado.

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The Best Venezuelan Restaurants of Buenos Aires (Part 1!)

Hello! Ever since meeting my Venezuelan dream boy, I’ve been obsessed with Venezuelan food. We make it at home, we go to restaurants, I do WHATEVER I can to eat Venezuelan food, PERIOD. Because we have so many fantastic Venezuelan restaurants here in Buenos Aires, I thought I’d share some of my favorites. This is only Part 1! You can expect a Part 2 in a few months time 🙂

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Weekend Getaway to Montevideo, Uruguay

Let me start off this travel blog post by being WAY too open with the internet (when am I not, tho??). This past weekend, July 5th through the 7th, Andrés and I traveled to Montevideo, Uruguay. What happened in Montevideo, however gruesome and unfortunate, is not staying in Uruguay because really, I wish someone had told me in the 15-20 blog posts I read about traveling to Montevideo.

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