Izzy Blog

by Kelly Vo
Jul 12
May 21, 2023
This is Izzy Martinez with Tufts Women in International Relations (WIIR). A little bit more
about me: I am a rising senior majoring in International Relations with a concentration in
globalization. For the next week and a half, I will be researching employment opportunities for
female Venezuelan refugees here in Colombia. Here is a quick recap of our day since arriving
yesterday evening!
Tufts WIIR landed safe and sound yesterday in Bogota, Colombia. We arrived at our hotel at
around 7pm—just in time for dinner! We walked around the area—the neighborhood of El
Chicó—and decided to have dinner at 930 Café Parque de la 93—a small cafe with great food
and live music! We finished dinner quickly as we were desperately looking forward to finally
resting after a full day of traveling.
This morning—May 21st— we woke up refreshed and ready to explore the area a little more.
But first, we needed breakfast so we walked to the restaurant Crepes and Waffles for some
delicious breakfast. After a filling breakfast and coffee, we walked around and explored different
shops, restaurants, and a library. We then regrouped and decided it was time to get work done.
We are currently as a local cafe working: prepping more questions for our interviews this week,
reaching out to potential interviewees, organizing our calendars, and doing more research! We
look forward to meeting everyone this week and can’t wait for the week ahead!