Many backpackers travel the world like stones skimming across a lake. If it wasn't for this language school, I could quite easily have spent all my time travelling as an invisible spectator - neither giving nor gaining anything along the way.
We spoke to Sandra.
If someone on the street calls you parce, should you be offended?
The event that sparked Colombia's revolt against Spanish rule was the mere smashing of a flower vase.
Well, maybe not, but that's the story told to Colombian schoolchildren when they learn about their country's independence.
Independence Day commemorates the date of the 'flower vase incident' (el florero de Llorente), July 20, 1810, when the independence movement supposedly began.
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