Karly's Journey to Colombia

Current Location

Bogotá, Colombia

HI, I'm Karly! Join me as I start this new chapter of my life in Bogotá, Colombia, where I'll be teaching English and exploring as much of this amazing country as I can!


Cartagena, previously known as Cartagena de Indias (of the Indies), is known for its cobbled streets, Spanish colonial architecture and walled fortresses, which used to protect the city from pirates!


Twelve weeks later and I am writing my final article! Thank you for coming on this journey with me, and farewell!

Field Notes

Recycling in Colombia has become a million-dollar industry, but this industry relies on 60,000 informal waste pickers across the country, called recicladores (recyclers) to stay so lucrative.


A national strike started in Colombia on November 21st, and has continued for over a week now. The government is not treating its citizens fairly, and now the people are protesting for change.