Estambul

Nuestra visita a Estambul terminó justo antes de los terroríficos ataques al aeropuerto de Ataturk. Para leer nuestras reacciones a los ataques, entra aquí. Sentimos, por otro lado, que es más necesario que nunca compartir las historias de esta bella ciudad. Que continua siendo un lugar lleno de gente amable e increíbles maravillas. Las estadísticas … Continue reading Estambul

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Istanbul

Our visit to Istanbul ended just before the horrific terrorist attack on the Istanbul Ataturk Airport. To read our reactions to the attack, please read here.  We feel it is more necessary than ever to share the stories of the beautiful city. It remains a place filled with many kind people and incredible sights.  the statistics … Continue reading Istanbul

Istanbul airport attack

On June 28, three days after we left, the Istanbul Ataturk Airport was attacked by terrorists. Three suicide bombers killed 47 tourists, Turks, airport workers and taxi drivers and injured 200 more. The attackers specifically targeted foreigners like us in a place we had just been, blowing themselves up at the arrivals door, the departures … Continue reading Istanbul airport attack

Nuevo proyecto: La crisis de refugiados y desplazados en la UE

Nos emociona anunciarles nuestro nuevo proyecto de Pocket Philosophies! Este verano Cristian y yo (Shanna) estamos viajando en coche desde España hasta Grecia (y quizás por ferry), para trabajar en un campo de refugiados en el norte de Atenas. Por el camino vamos ir hablando con gente, tomando fotos y reflexionando acerca del viaje mientras … Continue reading Nuevo proyecto: La crisis de refugiados y desplazados en la UE

New Project: EU Refugee and Migration Crisis

We are excited to announce the new Pocket Philosophies project! This summer, Cristian and I (Shanna) are traveling from Spain to Greece by car (and maybe ferry) to work in a refugee camp north of Athens. Along the way, we will be talking to people, taking pictures and reflecting on the journey through different countries, … Continue reading New Project: EU Refugee and Migration Crisis

From Communism to Art: Che-P in Bogota // De comunista a artisano: Che-P en Bogota

"Che-P", presumably a nickname inspired by Che Guevara, sells artisan jewelry on a street corner a block from the Plaza de Bolivar in Bogota. Here in the shadow of the federal government buildings, he tells me about his childhood on the streets. "I never read a book until I was 13 years old," he says, "and … Continue reading From Communism to Art: Che-P in Bogota // De comunista a artisano: Che-P en Bogota

“Faces of Colombia” “I wear a different color ensemble every day” // “llevo un color distinta cada dia”

" I started driving a taxi after I retired, and I make enough money to pay for shirts and shoes. I wear a different color every day." "Have you ever seen "Yo Me Llamo?" I competed and we sang a salsa song. See here in this photo? That's my face. Same face!" "I don't sing … Continue reading “Faces of Colombia” “I wear a different color ensemble every day” // “llevo un color distinta cada dia”

Being Colombian is waking up with a smile // Ser colombiano es despertar con una sonrisa

“Being Colombian has many definitions but I say it's waking up with a smile on your face every day with the hope that my country will have a better future soon. I am a 19-year-old with big aspirations. I believe that people can change and I constantly try not to get involved in problems, but … Continue reading Being Colombian is waking up with a smile // Ser colombiano es despertar con una sonrisa