Yesterday I was a little startled by a communications major at Universidad Modelo. She was writing a paper on foreigners involved with rebuilding houses in the historic district. She found me on Facebook and asked to interview me via chat, and I consented, half-thinking that someone was playing a joke on me.
She asked basic questions: How many of us are there? How many are staying permanently? Why did we come?
The questions were basic, but not too easy to answer. I don’t know about our numbers. So many of us get by with tourist visas, there aren’t [Read more…]