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A Journey Beyond the Trail - La Esperanza Rural School, Vergara, Colombia

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My mobile’s alarm rings. It wakes me abruptly with the same ringtone I hear each morning back in London. The ringtone that wakes me to rise’n shine for work. I open my eyes and turn it off, lifting my head I realize it’s pitch black and I am in a foreign land. The day is about to break over this beautiful and innocent realm. Still dark, I get dressed, have a bite for breakfast as I rush for the motorbike. I am all set for a trip of a lifetime, for this morning and for the day I will journey with my friend Carlos Maturana on a journey up and along a mountain trail to a remote rural Colombian school called La Esperanza (meaning Hope). Carlos Maturana just so happens to be this school’s one and only English teacher and lives two hours bike ride away in a town called Villeta in the same department called Cundinamarca. The school is some 120 kilometres journey from Colombia’s capital Bogota. Fortunately for me Villeta is a whole lot closer.

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