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Category Archive: Holidays

November, I didn’t recognize you in this weather.

This was my fourth Thanksgiving abroad. It was also the first one that I didn’t celebrate – and, yes, eating burgers with Jess and Avi in Quito in 2009 counts as celebrating. Despite… Continue reading

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Fact: Cartagena is pretty.

It’s unfair that I live an easy 8-dollar bus ride from this beautiful, historic city. I spent Easter Sunday wandering around the Centro eating snacks and feeling very fortunate. The best part? Being… Continue reading

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One who lives it, enjoys it.

While Mother Nature was dumping three feet of snow on the Northeast last weekend, Barranquilla was similarly inundated with fluffy white matter. It flew thick and fast, carelessly landing on any available surface… Continue reading

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New vices // nuevos vicios

Commencing my post-Carnavales life purge.

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Agradecida

November 2012 Thankful fors… My friends, and the fact that they are literally all over the world. Checking my Facebook is like spinning a globe. I really can’t express how proud and impressed… Continue reading

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September.

To those of us with internal calendars based on the four seasons and their transitions, seeing valentines in September is odd. Thankfully, there’s logic behind it. As usual, Colombia takes celebrations one step… Continue reading

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Usurping and smallpox?

…Not at the GMSB Thanksgiving interpretation by the second and third graders. See video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQ-7gfPtokU&feature=plcp

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Dia del Profe

Riddle: How many times can one commemorative holiday be observed by a school of 200? Answer: Thus far, maxing out at three, with intentions of four. Colombia’s Día del Profesor (Teacher’s Day) was… Continue reading

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Rule or Drool: Dia de la Mujer

March 8th was International Women’s Day. I thought it was just a Colombian holiday until I read my friend Natalie’s blog. If you want background, she succinctly lays out the history and other… Continue reading

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From Within the Whirlwind

By the time I post this, it will be midnight, and 24 hours until January 4th. That’s the crazy day wayyyy off in the future when I get to go to one of… Continue reading

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