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Category Archive: Travel

Ecuador: Llife Among Llamas

Contrary to popular belief, Living Abroad does not mean Always Being on Vacation. Here, as anywhere in the world, work and life stressors amalgamate to terrorize unassuming gringas until they precipitately purchase flights to… Continue reading

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Posdato

I was all ready to upload my best pictures from Ecuador back in August (Apparently it’s October. Who knew?) until I realized that the best shots are neatly organized in a folder on… Continue reading

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La Ciudad Perdida / The Lost City: Trip Review and Tips

A lot of reviews and practical information about Ciudad Perdida online seemed to be a little outdated, so here is my take. This is where I talk about the trip and all of the… Continue reading

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1200 Steps

(This post will function as a personal narrative of the Lost City/Ciudad Perdida and a following post will be a review with tips based on my experience. When I was looking up reviews… Continue reading

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Sierra Nevada

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#Sochi-alMediaProblems

I haven’t followed much of the Olympics these past weeks. I don’t have a TV and the struggle to find a reliable website and coordinate streaming with the air times and local times… Continue reading

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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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“You got worries you can drop ’em in the blue ocean”

Colombians have an endearing (albeit sometimes irritating) tendency to get really, really excited about EVERYTHING! The typical animation and expression present in everyday conversation just about triples when a Colombian is talking about… Continue reading

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TLG

Sometimes, mostly in my head, I refer to myself as The Luckiest Gringa.

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An office of a different color

Summer: Barranquilla – Bogotá, Villa de Leyva weekend getaway with Natalie, surgically attach myself to Jess in order to run a 3-week orientation in Bogotá, burn my lungs with altitude and pollution trying to… Continue reading

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