About Holly

I love relaxing and enjoying the view of life. Whether the view is from the top of a BASE object, or from my balcony in Envigado, Colombia. I love life when it's up, and I'm trying harder to love life when it's down as well. My biggest loves in life are (in order!) Family, BASE, Music, Boys that play music, and Alcohol. I get along with everyone that doesn't take me too seriously, and with people that are ok with the fact that you should disregard almost anything I say when I'm drunk!

Dry Weekend

This just may officially be the most boring weekend in Colombia.  Like many other countries, Colombia has decided to ban all alcohol sales for the entire weekend, due to the elections today.  The bars and clubs are all closed, and even the grocery stores have some one watching the liquor. On top of that, no […]

Safety in Medellin

One thing that still comes up with my friends and family is the safety in Medellin and Colombia.  Honestly, I couldn’t comment on anything other than the city and suburbs of Medellin.  I’ve been here  for almost eight months, and I haven’t really traveled. I can say with 100% certainty that Medellin is a safe […]

Transitions – New Contributors Wanted

After eight months in Medellin, I will be moving forward (back to the United States).  A few weeks ago, I got a job offer to teach dance technique at a top level gymnastics facility, that is also close to my family.  Considering my love for dance and gymnastics, being near my family again, being near […]

Typical Sounds of a Medellin Neighborhood

As the days come and go, there are a handful of things in Medellin that you can count on every day.  First, of course, is the weather.  I’m pretty sure that Medellin has a permanent forecast of temperatures in the 70’s F with a chance of rain. A little more interesting, however, are the sounds.  […]

Garage Dance Party

I’ve been working out at a small gym near my apartment in Envigado.  Knowing I was dancer, Hermes, one of the personal trainers, invited me to go to a garage party up the hill from Poblado.  The club is at a place called Auditorium Plaza.  It is basically a warehouse that’s set up for huge […]

Envigado, Ink

I am a huge fan of tattoos.  If you know me for more than a few days, I am likely show mine off.  I got my first one when I was 18, and since then I’ve been addicted.  Knowing my problem, I decided to get a huge one (think two and a half feet from […]

Just So You Know…

…I’ve been having a bad time with the Internet at my house. The landlord is out of town, and we’re trying to get it fixed. I haven’t forgotten about you, I just don’t have the resources right now. I will get some updates up here as soon as possible! Thanks! Holly Joan

It’s a Jungle Out There

I guess I’m not getting out enough, because this is all I’ve got for the photo of the week.  I think the Venz trip took too much out of me. Post by Holly. Currently living in Medellin, Holly is getting to know the Colombian culture through music, language, and base jumping!

Venezuela For a Visa (Part III: The End)

So, after finding all of the correct offices, getting my stamp out of Colombia and into Venezuela, and having a super relaxing lunch, it was time to finish the process. The stamp out of Venezuela was easy, but interesting.  To receive a stamp out of Venezuela you must pay 55,000 VBF. I went to the […]

Venezuela For a Visa (Part II)

After a crazy long bus ride to the border town of Cucuta, and a nice traditional breakfast, of course the next thing my friend JD and I had to do was get on a bus. JD asked around about what bus we should take to get my visa stamped, and it all seemed easy enough.  […]