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Arriving in Cali, Colombia

Hello my friends,


As you may know, I have travelled to Colombia, and plan on staying here for about a year. I thought I’d take this opportunity to write about my experience. My goal here is to learn Spanish, salsa, and of course take a lot of photos. I thought it would be nice to share some updates with family and friends, as I don’t stay much in contact whenever I am travelling.

I am now in Cali, Colombia, where my father and his family are from. I'm currently staying with my aunt and have been here now for about two weeks. The plan is to stay here until my Spanish fluid, which I am giving myself 3 months to achieve. After that I want to travel the rest of the country and do some voluntary work later this year.

For the moment I am taking Spanish lessons 4-5 times a week, and I've also joined a salsa class, which I am doing Monday to Friday. For those of you who don't know, salsa is a really big part of the culture here. The salsa culture started taking place in the '40s when Cuban rythms began to arrive in Cali. It is now considered the salsa capital of the world. So this is something I feel I have to learn.

I think that’s it for now. I’m aiming to update this once a week, and post more photos a long the way.


Feel free to hit me up with any questions!


Ciao pescao,


Leif Enrique

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