So, after last year being a challenging time in Colombia, I wasn't really sure what to expect this year, much of the same, or could I make it different. It wasn't a horrible time last year, but is discouraging when you can't go out for a run, get sick from drinking the water, and are always "watching your back" as encouraged by the hotel staff as the locals think canadians are all rich!
So this year, the neighbourhood is much nicer, still not 100% safe to go out alone, but my roomate Tanya Dubnicoff is always up for a mini-adventure and I know I will get her out exploring in the few minutes we have free!
The big perk about this hotel as well is the GYM and POOL: Last year I think a big part of the letdown was the fact that I couldn't train or exercise myself. Being around a bunch of inspiring professional athletes all day, then not being able to train myself was really tough! I don't usually have a lot of spare time throughout the days here, but as you know, I am pretty efficient with my time, and will get a lot of things done in a short period, so I manage to squeeze in some "Jenn fit time" into the schedule.