• Ipanema Beach
    250 Words

    250 Words On: 2015

    2015: You came in with a cold freeze and you’ll go out with a sultry heat. Thinking back to your reception in my chilly hometown of Buffalo, NY, your farewell party will be radically…

    December 31, 2015
  • Summer in Rio de Janeiro

    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
  • Ipanema Beach
    250 Words Brazil

    250 Words On: Ipanema Beach

    What scene forms in your mind at the words “perfect beach day”? For me, I see Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro. A stretch of 6 km of soft sand, Ipanema hosts a varied…

    December 28, 2015
  • chilean spanish
    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
  • internationalizing thanksgiving
    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
  • writing for oneself

    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