About an unkown country which suffers from its bad reputation…Colombia – why Colombia???

I’m grateful to everyone who believed in my decision to go there and see by myself. For example from my Parents: ” Wir wünschen dir viel Glück auf Deiner Reise ins Unbekannte.”  Yes it is a trip to something unknown, at least for me. Southamerica, the culture, the people here, the language, almost everything. I didn’t have any expectations, well I couldn’t imagine how it will be and so far every day is a new experience here.

I only got informed by a friend who already spent one year here (Thanks!) and the Internet, I was overwhelmed and wanted to go, despite all warnings regarding security here. So now I’m here and enjoying myself. Everyone is so nice and friendly. It is a plessure to have this chance.

A day out with Deivis, my tutor, and Vincent, another exchange student from Francia at the “placa de Bolivar”.

About myself: 🙂

Life is an empty glass. It is up to you how fast you fill it.

One nice quatation from Gabriel García Márquez (a famous colombian writer) :

” Das Einzige, was du auf der Welt verändern kannst, ist die Lage deines Kopfkissens”

From my favorite painter “Mel”, Melanie Franz

So don’t hesitate and change something, if it is necessary! 😉

And I hope you won’t be the panther like in this brilliant poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke:

Der Panther

Sein Blick ist vom Vorübergehn der Stäbe
so müd geworden, daß er nichts mehr hält.
Ihm ist, als ob es tausend Stäbe gäbe
und hinter tausend Stäben keine Welt.

Der weiche Gang geschmeidig starker Schritte,
der sich im allerkleinsten Kreise dreht,
ist wie ein Tanz von Kraft um eine Mitte,
in der betäubt ein großer Wille steht.

Nur manchmal schiebt der Vorhang der Pupille
sich lautlos auf -. Dann geht ein Bild hinein,
geht durch der Glieder angespannte Stille –
und hört im Herzen auf zu sein.

So relax and take it easy. Welcome to my Blog!

Another beautiful drawing from Mel!

Please don’t hesitate to visit her blog: http://www.namjucat.blogspot.com, http://www.melfranz.wordpress.com and http://www.somethingabouticeland.is

8 thoughts on “About

  1. heyho christina! hab mir deinen blog durchgelesen, ich bin den ganzen august in Kolumbien, und würde echt gerne mal klettern gehen! würd mich voll freuen, ich bin 23, komme aus wien und klettere seit 6 jahren

    lass wackln

  2. Ich gebe zu, ich habe nicht auf chrisincolombia.wordpress.com in eine lange Zeit aber es anderen Freude war zu sehen, Es ist ein so wichtiges Thema, und ignoriert die von so vielen, auch Profis. Ich danke Ihnen zu helfen, die Menschen stärker bewusst mögliche Probleme.

  3. Hi Chris,

    My name is KC Owens, I’m a college student and I love to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found your site and really enjoyed reading your posts. I have been to countries all over Europe with just my backpack and a camera. Since I am a college student and I have significant bills, it can be difficult to find ways to travel the world. However, I have done this several times, with less than ten pounds of luggage and while on a college dime!

    I was hoping that you would allow me to write a post for your site to share my tips and tricks with your readers. I put a lot of time into my traveling, it is my biggest passion and I would love to inspire others by sharing my stories, mistakes and triumphs. I look forward to hearing from you!


    KC Owens

  4. Hey, great blog! I would be extremely happy to talk to you about your climbing experiences in Columbia. As I will be travelling on my own I am not too keen to take my 70m rope and 10 quick-draws from Germany all the way… Do you think I would always meet people w ropes and equipment? I look forward to hearing back from you. All the best, Vera

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