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    An Unfiltered Post On Columbus Day

    A few days ago on social media, I became agitated with a discussion about Columbus Day and the attention he receives in the U.S.. I angrily argued about the topic on Facebook, then realized…

    October 13, 2016
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    Summer In Rio de Janeiro

    Rio de Janeiro is famous for many things… its glorious beaches, scrumptious cairpirinhas, colorful way of life, and the heat. Being personally close with many Brazilians, I often heard them discuss the weather and…

    December 28, 2015
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    Chile Culture

    How to Survive Chilean Spanish

    When I graduated university I knew I wanted to move to a Spanish-speaking culture. I began looking for ways to re-immerse myself in a culture as an expat, not just pass through a country…

    December 16, 2015
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    Culture Food

    Internationalizing Thanksgiving

    Yesterday was a regular day here in Chile, but not in my home country.  Families gathered together to celebrate Thanksgiving and stuff their faces with the likes of turkey, stuffing, gravy, cranberry sauce, and…

    November 27, 2015
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    Learning To Write For Oneself

    If you follow this online space, you may have wondered where the heck I was.  It’s been a few months since I hit the “publish” button and I’ve been feeling pretty guilty for this…

    November 19, 2015
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    5 Reasons Frida Kahlo Inspires Us

    Today marks the birthday of one of my favorite painters and creative souls, Frida Kahlo.  Known for her fiercely independent spirit that is reflected in her pieces, Frida has attracted fans internationally and become…

    July 6, 2015
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    Love Is Love, No Matter What

    June 26th, 2015: A normal day for some people, a historic one for others.  Today the US Supreme Court ruled that gay marriage is legal in all 50 states.  After a long legal battle,…

    June 26, 2015
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    Culture Europe Spain

    Why Study Spanish In Oviedo

    If you’re thinking about studying as an expat for the first time in Spain, I have one singular recommendation for you:  Do not live in a large city.  While it can be tempting to…

    June 25, 2015
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    Culture La Gringa Que Habla

    Curse Word Confusion In Spanish

    The Spanish Language: A beautiful Romance Language filled with sounds simply pleasing-to-the-ear…. oh and yeah, a bunch of swear words.  While the language offers plenty of regional differences depending on which Spanish-filled nation you…

    June 23, 2015