Saturday, July 14, 2012

Nothing to Declare

They question me at Customs:

How long were you in Colombia?

Five of the most unassumingly lightning-fast weeks of my life.

What was the purpose of your trip?

To drink in a culture, to fall in love with new friends, to bask in Spanish tongues.

What are you bringing back with you today?

The heat of Cartagena, the views of Iguaque, the streets of Bogotá. A home to return to.

Did you receive any gifts while you were there?

Remarkable Rosario, darling "Dijana," mirthful Mauricio.

32% improved Spanish proficiency. Food that made me smile. Music that opened my eyes.

An aunt. A sister. A mother. A river.

Well welcome home, Ms. Gill!

Gracias. Muy amable.


  1. So beautiful!!!! :) Hugs!

    1. Abrazos a ti tambien, mi jefecita! <3

  2. WOW! Thanks for sharing your Columbian adventure....BUT it's SO good to have you back safely in the states once again!

    1. Thank YOU so much, Kelly, for following my "adventures" -- and thank you for the warm welcome home!