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Could life get any better in Mexico? The answer is NO!

I have been trying to upload pictures here but for some reason it does not work! So please trust my words… Guadalajara, Mexico is an amazing place to live. I have traveled to many other spectacular sites here as well. … Continue reading

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Easter Break Road Trip

If you have the chance to travel to two continents in your life, travel to Africa. Twice. Not only are the chances for (unplanned) adventures so much higher on this massive continent, but it will be unlike anything you have … Continue reading

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Berlin, the Birkebeinerrennet, and the FIS World Cup.

It has been a while since my last post but I can assure you I have been doing great things in the mean time.  I have finally begun travelling around Europe as I made my way to Berlin.  I have … Continue reading

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Monday’s Work

This is an example of the journal I have to write every Monday for my LSCE class. Retrospection is very important in this class, as it allows us to learn from the experiences we have with the children from the … 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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Yikes!

I should have posted something earlier, I know, but it’s been a bit wild. I’ve been in Ireland for over a week, went to Dublin less than 24 hours after getting off the plane with a roommate, and will fly … Continue reading

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