Thursday, April 14, 2011

South America Day #1

Since I'm in South America for a week, I thought it would be worth writing a short post every day of our little adventure. For those of you who don't know, my director and I are traveling to Bogota, Colombia and Sao Paulo, Brazil with a group of boarding schools known as TABS for the first Latin American Boarding School Fairs.

Today was a long travel day. We left DFW this morning, had a layover in Miami, and arrived in Bogota around 7:30 pm tonight. We're staying at a nice and contemporary Marriott hotel. However, we have been surprised by a few things:

1. Drug dogs and metal detectors both when you're leaving the airport and when you arrive at the hotel (somehow makes you feel both safe and a little uneasy at the same time).

2. English is not as common as we thought, and many of those who speak English have limited vocabulary, which means Jen and I are having to brush up on our Spanish and make use of the translator app I downloaded on my phone.

And it's time for bed now. Until tomorrow, buenos noches from Bogota!

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