Missing Teachers at Colombian All-Girls Catholic School

At promptly six am the ubiquitous school bell echoes over the loudspeaker and throughout the corridors. I dodge past the kindergartners on razor scooters, the head nuns gossiping in the office, and the vice principal giving the daily announcements. I arrive at my classroom just in time for the main prayer, the school song and … Continue reading Missing Teachers at Colombian All-Girls Catholic School

Uzbekistan: The Journey Along the Silk Road – Pt 3

Once again, I found myself at a train station in Uzbekistan. I pressed my back into the cold, marble walls, my voice echoed into the high ceilings and archways, and once again, watched Uzbeks juggle and shove their items onto train cars. My mom recalls musicians dancing and singing their way through each train car. … Continue reading Uzbekistan: The Journey Along the Silk Road – Pt 3

Uzbekistan: The Journey Along the Silk Road – Pt 1

I remember the tiles of sapphire and sage that decorated Abdulla Khan Madrasa's whole exterior. I remember the old Uzbek ladies laughing at us, taking pictures of the most magnificent architectural buildings I've ever seen, and being nervously approached by the same ladies laughing; they wanted to ask for a photo. I remember the feeling … Continue reading Uzbekistan: The Journey Along the Silk Road – Pt 1