halfway through being halfway across the world
Dec07

halfway through being halfway across the world

Hola from my room in Santiago de Chile! I am officially halfway through my study abroad trip, having finished the first two of my four consecutive intensive Spanish classes. Let me tell you, when they say, “intensive,” they really are not joking. I knew coming into this trip that it would be difficult to learn Spanish well, especially since I’m only in the second level of four Spanish levels. It seems like I’ve...

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The Rose City- Petra
Dec07

The Rose City- Petra

Did you really go to Jordan if you didn’t go to Petra? Normally, I’m critical of things that are super popular, but, trust me, Petra is 1 of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World for a reason. There really aren’t words or even pictures that are adequate to describe the beauty of this ancient city. The vast, almost perfectly preserved facades, the colors in the rock, and the view from on top of one of the mountains all...

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When You Want to Book the Next Flight Home…
Dec07

When You Want to Book the Next Flight Home…

Long story short…don’t. Remember when you stepped off the plane into this new country and everything was beautiful? Granted, you were probably just glad to be out of airports, and at this point, it didn’t matter where you were…But, still, remember? Remember how the sun shown so perfectly on you as you walked out of that last airport, pulling your luggage and trying not to trip because you were so busy looking...

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