Hi, My Name is Erin - the Open Minded Traveler in Colombia Original
I was on my way to Peru, when an email arrived in my inbox which changed my life forever. I was invited to come to Colombia and teach English with a LEGAL work visa and decent pay! Without thinking twice, I called my mom back in Reno, NV USA and had her help me change my ticket to fly out for Bogota from where I was on layover in Atlanta, Georgia.
Within an hour I was on a plane headed to the most exotic and beautiful country on the continent.
Now, 8 1/2 years, a baby, and so many incredible experiences later, I am permanently settled here in Colombia. Originally, I came here as an English Teacher, but time and experience allowed me to find my true passion: Cultural Journalism and Photography. I run several websites - one which is where the name Open Minded Traveler comes from, but my main focus is CoffeeAxisTravel.com.
I still teach English - working exclusively with executives, public servants, professionals, and anyone who wants to polish their abilities for better communication, work, travel or study abroad. Here I am with my newest student, the governor of Caldas, Luis Carlos Velasquez.
One thing that the Plandemic has taught me, is that life can change in an instant and we must always have a Plan A, Plan B, and if possible Plan C.
Steemit, is somewhere between Plan B and Plan C. It has given me the chance to put back a bit of savings in Cryptocurrency, generated by nothing more than hot air and an amazing group of people around the world who have enjoyed and upvoted my writings.
I joined Steemit originally, in 2017, one year after it was created. My mother who is a complete genius drove me nuts about joining and finally I did.
Obviously I haven't really been as consistent as some of the hero's on here who are 100% rock solid champions. But, the COVID-19 crisis brought me back and has even given me the current nest egg which I am growing via lots of STEEM, persistence, and patience.
A Little Bit More About Me
I was born in Denver, Colorado, USA
Grew up on a small ranch in Reno, Nevada.
My life passions are horses, writing, travel, dance, and gastronomy.
Every day that I am not traveling, I go walking with my dog and do tai chi for inner quiet, focus and inspiration.
I am the oldest of four, and the only girl. My mother also lives here with me.
My favorite food in the world is Mexican, but I also love Sancocho de Espinazo and the classic Paisa breakfast of huevos pericos, calentado, arepa con queso, and hot chocolate.
My two favorite leisure activities are dancing and cabalgatas, or horse rides.
It is an honor and a pleasure to be in Colombia Original - the Original Steemit group for people who live in the most amazing country in the world, yes I am biased. One of my goals is to consistently write for my Steemit blog to continue to promote Colombia as a viable destination for tourism and lifestyle.
For more information check out my original website about Colombia where my journey started: OpenMindedTraveler.com
Or, simply follow me on Steemit as I continue to recount my adventures and experiences!