Bringing in the New Year in Bogotá

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After spending Christmas with my family in the states, I headed back to Colombia for New Years. We moved from Medellín to Bogotá on December 29 so we didn’t have much time to prepare for the New Year’s celebrations. Many people were out of town for this but a handful of us stuck around. We celebrated New Years at a restaurant/bar in downtown Bogotá that was complete with a full meal and dancing afterwards. It was 4 floors and each one was packed. The dinner was great, the drinks began flowing and we all danced in the New Year together. It was my first time spending New Year’s outside the US and it was much more exciting and fun than the previous few years. It was great to be with so much of my Balboa family to ring in 2018. It also meant we only had two full months left but we weren’t thinking about that at the time. After the New Year’s celebrations, we rested for a day and then were back to work.

The first week in a New Year is always a bit slow and it took a minute to get back...