1 | Domicilio
I’ll tell you what you’re going to do. Domicilio that thing! Domocilio, or “home delivery,” is without a doubt one of the best inventions ever. You can call your local tienda and order anything from 87 bags of ice to 1 single egg. You could probably even order a single grain of rice of you wanted to! And they’ll bring it, within minutes, to your door. Free of charge.
Now, imagine that service being extended to anything and absolutely everything. Want a haircut? Domicilio it! Want to get your nails did? Domicilio! Have a doctor appointment? Just call them up! I think you get the idea.
For those who never want to leave their apartment in the ferocious Colombian sun, you never actually need to! And that, I am going to miss.
Plus, you can check out this wonderful song by Katie Bain of the Barranquilla Boys (who I had the honor of occasionally accompanying) about the joys and wonder of domocilio-ing
2 | Fresh, Cheap, Crazy Fruit
Plus, YOU CAN DOMICILIO THEM ALL!
Here’s a better post than mine that outlines them all, if you’re interested in expanding your knowledge of vegetable’s arch-nemesis.
3 | The Ocean
With Indiana as my new home, I’ll be landlocked again, and I know that I’m really going to miss having the ocean right outside my door (Plus a 15-minute bus ride. And a 10-minute walk. But yeah, basically right outside my door.)
4 | Bourbon Street
From the decorations to the po’-boys, Bourbon Street is about as close as you can get to the feeling of “home sweet home” here on the coast. Plus, they’ve got great live music on the weekends. One band even had a keytar player, so you know it’s legit.
5 | The Music
From Salsa to Merengue to Raggaeton, and even, and it hurts me a little to say this, Vallenato, I’ve come to appreciate (or at least be able to bear) it all. But my all-time favorite will forever be Champeta, because man, is it fun to dance to.
6 | My Students & Colleagues
On top of that, the teaching staff at KCP is a group of amazing, world-class, rock star educators, and I am going to miss this gang like crazy!