The Death of a Cat
Sep05

The Death of a Cat

Yesterday at 3 am, Cuchufli, a cat of one and a half years, died. Cuchufli was struck by a car, found by my host sister, and rushed to the hospital. He had suffered a fractured hip, among other things, and it was unclear if he would make it through the night. Sure enough, he stopped breathing sometime soon after my host mom fell asleep, and he was quickly buried in the backyard the following morning after I had gone to school. It had...

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Getting settled in to Santiago
Aug26

Getting settled in to Santiago

As our plane descended over the Andes mountains, the sun rose over the their jagged peaks, painting the blue sky deep purple, red, orange and pink. I woke up the passenger next to me, and we spent the remainder of our descent gawking at the ever-changing silhouetted mountains. The picturesque view wasn’t something I wanted to experience alone. After landing the thirteen other students in my program and I spent the next three days...

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