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Foto del Día: Sometimes All You Have To Say Is “F*CK IT” And Just Live!!! (w/Santiago)

Latin America Travel Photography by Jamie Killen: Bogotá, Colombia

  There comes a time in everyone’s life when they must say… “Fuck It!” And just live… And get groserías tattooed on your arm because you’re that much of a badass. Props to my man Santiago out there in Bogotá!!! And for anyone interested in learning a little bit about the Spanish of that there […]

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Plan de Acción 2013: Lookin’ Up and Out (and Back) on Travel, Learning and Life

Looking up and out and back on key moments while learning spanish, traveling, and photographing South America (Ecuador and Colombia) in 2012

“If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to build theirs.” — Tony Gaskins “If you’re going to try, go all the way, there is no other feeling like that. / you will be alone with the gods / and the nights will flame with fire…. you will ride life straight to / perfect […]

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Why I Travel (Part 3): ¡A Huevo! Mexicano Dishwashers

The Why I Travel Series attempts to trace the origins of Author Jamie Killen's own wanderlust. and somehow shed light on the reasons why he finds himself in Ecuador

“Who’s more indispensable during the Saturday night dinner rush: the French chef or the Mexican dishwasher?” “The dishwasher. We can make it through the night without the chef. If the dishwasher doesn’t show up, we’re doomed. “  – Anthony Bourdain. “The limits of my language are the limits of my universe” – Austrian Philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein […]

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Why I Travel (Part 2): Hip Hop, “White Lightning,” and the Disposable Camera

This is part 2 of my "Why I Travel" series in which I trace the origins of my wanderlust and try to pinpoint exactly where and why I travel on

  “I speak with criminal slang, that’s just the way that I talk yo, vocabulary spills, I’m ill…” – From “Ebonics” by Big L When I first discovered Hip-Hop I was in the 6th Grade. The year was 1997 and I was eleven years old. It came to me one fine morning in the form […]

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Why I Travel (Part 1): Postcards from Grandma-MA

Inspiration for why I travel, why we travel, why I started and the dímelocaminando spanish audio language learning podcast

Blizzard in the suburbs  The mailman And the poet walking. -Jack Kerouac, Book of Haikus I never really knew my grandmother. I mean, I know of her, what my mama tells me of her, but to tell you the truth, I can count on one hand how many times we ever spent time together. And […]

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Dímelo Caminando 005: Exploring the Roots of Colombia’s National Sport: ¡El TEJO!

Turmequé Indigenous Roots Colombia's National Sport - El Tejo - Dímelo Caminando Spanish Language Learning Podcast

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadWelcome back mis queridos oyentes new and old to Dímelo Caminando! I’m your host, […]


Learn Colombia Spanish Slang Audio podcast Culture Latin America Travel Dímelo Caminando

Podcast: Play in new window | Download VIAJAR ES REGRESAR By Gabriel García Márquez (translated by me, Jamie Killen) Music […] Presents…The Sounds and Rhythms of Colombia Mixtape Vol. III

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Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadHere you have yet another installment of our mixtape series dedicated to the sounds […]

Dímelo Caminando Podcast Update: Todavía Vamos Por Buen Camino – Just A Little Slower Than Expected – Y Un Favorcito…

Tarjeta Postal Learn Latin America Spanish Podcast Dímelo Caminando

  Queridos amigos y amigas de El Dímelo Caminando Podcast, ¡¿Cómo me les va?! Espero todo chévere. Les vuelvo a […]

Dímelo Caminando Podcast Update: VAMOS POR BUEN CAMINO — New Episodes Coming in One Week!!!

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  Queridos amigos y amigas de y El Dímelo Caminando Podcast, ¿!Qué Más?!? ¿Cómo les ha ido? I write […]

Foto del Día: En Contra de El Cristóbal Colón – Perspectives from Ecuadorian Street Art

Latin America Travel Photography by Jamie Killen: Anti-Christopher Columbus Graffiti Quito Ecuador

  My first introduction to the great Italian Sea Captain, Christopher Columbus (a.k.a Cristóbal Colón), began with the following poem, […]

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