September 2nd, 2013

Readjusting

1 September So I found this journal-type entry in a notebook I was cleaning out for use for the semester (recycling is both good for the environment and the wallet). It speaks briefly about a part of the readjusting process, as anybody coming back from study abroad will definitely experience. —————– 29 July 2013 Readjusting […]

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August 7th, 2013

Funny/interesting Chilean terms

So I had a wonderfully thoughtful and personal post that I had typed up on the plane just before actually stepping foot on the soil (or airport) of the United States again but…. I accidentally deleted it. So in lieu of that, I present you with a small list of funny words that myself and […]

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June 26th, 2013

My Boots

So a lot of time has passed since I last blogged; since before I went to Patagonia and before my semester here even started! I’ve been busy and maybe I will post about all that fun stuff later, but for now here’s a note I wrote while coming back from a weekend venture to the […]

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January 27th, 2013

Gatitos (Kittens) and New Friends!

So about a week ago I got the chance to do- or be, rather- something I’d never been before: a cat owner. What you first need to know is that Santiago is a city full of abandoned/stray dogs and cats (primarily dogs). The cause of this (or perhaps this is more of an effect rather […]

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January 26th, 2013

New Words or ‘Nuevas Palabras’

You may have heard the phrase “chulo!’ before; in some countries it refers to someone being attractive, in others it’s just ‘cool’. The second meaning is what I understood it to be when I came to Chile. Luckily, my Chilean mother stopped me the first time I said it in front of her (although it […]

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January 18th, 2013

You always learn from your mistakes

I hope this is true, and if it is then I am possibly one of the most learnèd 20- year olds on the planet. Or, at least, in Loyola’s study abroad program. My stay in Santiago started in a very… interesting manner. And what I mean by ‘interesting’ is a 5-hour stay in the airport. Think […]

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