The clowns of Teusaquillo
I love how life is made up of all these tiny little coincidences that might take you in one direction or the other, meeting the right people at the right time in the right circumstances. During my 10 months living in Bogota (8 if you subtract my summer holiday…) I have been living in three different apartments, but I guess all those other places were just for me to finally end up in this great house in the neighborhood of Teusaquillo, with the most amazing and including and artistic of people.
When I contacted Lau in March, after seeing her message looking for Norwegians to practice her Norwegian with on the Bogota short term rental group on Facebook, I had no idea what I was getting myself into. I had no idea that not only would we meet up and realize we had tons of stuff in common (both are photographers for example), but that we would also end up being roomies some months later.
I only met her that one time – life, university and other stuff came in the way – but when the contract ended on the apartment I was living in (there were problems renewing it and we were thrown out with a three day notice when I was in the middle of writing my final projects for my university classes…) right before I headed out of Bogota for my summer holidays, I was thinking of Laura, and I remembered her saying she lived in a wonderful house. I didn’t contact her before I was in Mexico, traveling, after all I didn’t really know her, but when I started realizing that it would absolutely suck coming back to Bogota and having to spend time looking for yet another apartment, I realized it couldn’t hurt to ask if she had a room available. By some work of faith, she actually did.
So I want you to meet the amazing people that I have, in some way or other been sharing this house with the last couple of months, from the people I’m living with to the guys having their workshop in the house – as clowns, obviously!