The Last Summer Update V

July 17th, 2017
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Weeks til Stanford: 9

 

Currently: Juan Valdez Cafe Bogota, Colombia

 

Places I’ve Been:

Cartagena, Colombia

Santa Marta, Colombia

Buritaca, Colombia (well the jungle near it)

Palomino, Colombia

Cabo de la Villa, Colombia

Punta Gallinas, Colombia

Palomino, Colombia (again)

Villa de Leyva, Colombia

 

Really Good Things:

Freaking family in Cartagena </3

Little Miami with the 2 Americans

Riding motorcycles/tubing for 3hrs with amazing people

The whole desert trip

Early morning solo swims in the ocean

Spinach empanadas and craft beer

Random amazing conversation with a local poetry enthusiast

Figuring out the scary bus system in Bogota lol

Free Botero + others (!!!!!!!!!!!)

The amazing cheap earrings I keep buying (I have a problem)

 

Books:

On the Road Again by Elizabeth Dean

The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood

Maddaddam by Margaret Atwood

 

People (the highlights):

Manuel, Constantine, Karen, Olli, Muriel, Matias, Roxanne, Carro, Guitaue, Maximus, Louic, Phebe, Victor

 

Links & Articles:

This how much every single page you open on the internet knows about you

In a Rebel Camp in Colombia, Marx and Free Love Reign

Who you spend your time with over the course of your life

Inspirobot

Silicon Valley Won’t Save You

Rich People Literally See The World Differently

Not the person you used to be

 

Some other things:

Still scared about being ready for college – this trip feels way different from the last one and I think it is because I am so close to “real life”. But, I mean, I want it so bad and also I want to avoid it forever. I’ve had no definite things or identities to tie myself to this year and its really nice and it has also left me feeling the most untethered I have ever been. But do I want to be tethered? What do I want? Who do I wish I was? I like who I am now so much but somehow it doesn’t feel like enough.

 

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