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New year, new perspective

Happy New Year! I know, I know, I’m a bit delayed. Sometimes I forget that two years (almost three!) have passed between my semester abroad and my current stint in Chile. As of the beginning of February, I have been … Continue reading

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“Para que cambie el mundo, hay que cambiar yo.”

This post sums up a lot of my thoughts immediately following orientation. It has been a week or two since I wrote this entry, but I thought it would be fitting to revisit some of the things I learned and … Continue reading

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“No Hay Nada Como Santiago”

(I have been developing this entry in my head for the past few months, but I wrote a good chunk of it at the airport. Enjoy! PS: this entry is a short novel…my apologies.) I have thought about this entry … Continue reading

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How is it already April?

At the request of a certain blonde South African friend (and because this has been on my to-do list for almost two weeks), it’s time for another blog update! My first test was on March 22nd in my Antropologia Chilena … Continue reading

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“Back to school, back to school!” Part Two

*I decided to break up my first entry into two separate ones so I would not overwhelm anyone 🙂 Besides class registration, the other two things that have been ordeals are things that probably should not be ordeals: printing and … Continue reading

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“Back to school, back to school!” Part One

Since today marks five weeks in Chile (where on earth did the time go?), I figured I should update about the last two and a half weeks. I apologize for waiting so long to write, but honestly, it was probably … Continue reading

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“Not all those who wander are lost”

…except if your name is Alexa and you got lost on Friday taking an unfamiliar micro home. This past week was filled with challenges. That is a rather obvious statement, considering that every day in Santiago has had its own … Continue reading

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