Medellín is a populous city with a million things to do. It’s safe to say that you’ll never have to worry about being bored! I have been in Medellín for a month and can honestly say that every day has been different. However, the outline of my day has been pretty constant. Here’s what a typical daily routine looks like for me:
Every morning I wake up and have a traditional Colombian breakfast prepared by my host mom. Most days I have class after breakfast, so I say goodbye and venture off to school. After class, I walk home and decide how I’d like to spend the rest of my day. My walk home is surrounded by scenery I’d only dreamed of.
My favorite part of the day: lunch. The possibilities are endless when it comes to cuisine here, but there’s one restaurant I can’t stay away from. Crepes & Waffles is a chain that employs single women and women in need of jobs, such as single moms. The employees are as phenomenal as the food.
Following lunch, I usually spend time with friends or walk around and explore. I like to go to new places to socialize and practice my Spanish. The public transportation system is extraordinary, making it easy to get wherever I want to go. My personal favorite mode of transportation is metro because for a small fee, you can travel to the other side of the city in a matter of minutes. Plus, the view before entering the metro station is pretty impressive.
I end my day by sitting down and having dinner with my host family. This is the perfect time to practice my Spanish. After dinner, I do my homework and think about what I might want to do tomorrow. Each day is unique and eventful.
The world awaits…discover it.