Monthly Archives: February 2013

Becoming a True Norwegian

Hello everybody!  It goes without saying that I am still having a fantastic time in Norway.  The snow has been falling and melting and falling again but my love for the place has not yet diminished.  These past two weeks … Continue reading

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Classes in South Africa

I am taking Learning Sustainable Community Development, which is a pretty hefty class (5 hours Monday and 7 hours Friday) that uses practical teaching work with children and theory to attempt to eradicate poverty and bring about community change in … Continue reading

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Cruising to Denmark, Serving Beer, and Feeling Comfortable here in Oslo

A lot has happened in the past two weeks.  So much that I forgot to make a post last week.  But I will waste no time in getting down to business here. Unfortunately I did not make to Tromso, Norway … Continue reading

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Tino and the Ghetto Taxi

Public transportation in South Africa is wrought with problems: mechanical breakdowns, operator error, and time table inconsistencies abound. I experienced all of these problems on a recent trip to Cape Town and the beach, and that eventful day stands as … Continue reading

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People

I am enjoying my time in Guadalajara, Mexico. The culture is so fascinating and parts of it are strikingly similar to the culture in the US. I have met people from all around the world. I love listening to their … Continue reading

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The Brrrraai

Perhaps the most important part of South African culture is the braai. Spoken with a long ‘r’ that rolls off the tongue, a braai is essentially a barbecue. South Africans take them very seriously, and several rules must be observed … Continue reading

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