Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Argentine Family Time!

Hello, Everyone! I’m writing to you from a quaint cafe in my neighborhood (how study abroad blogger of me) excited to catch you up on life in Argentina. It’s an overcast Sunday, and right outside the window is the Plaza Armenia feria that happens every weekend. It’s also the last time I’ll get to see it because my program ends on July 7th. But before I get too mushy, drown my sorrows in alfajores, and inevitably end up sobbing in Cristina’s arms, I’m reminding myself of my past and future adventures in Argentina. These weeks have been centered around my […]

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Monday, May 28th, 2012

From Patagonia to Salta and Jujuy

Time to catch everyone up! It’s been a whirlwind of midterms, internships, and adventures. So, here we go! Semana Santa Just when classes had started, everyone got a five-day vacation for Semana Santa. Most people on our program took that opportunity to travel. My group of friends decided to go to Bariloche. I should also mention that a popular mode of transportation here is by omnibus. So, the trip from Buenos Aires to Bariloche is around 22 hours, if I remember correctly. However, the omnibus is not as bad as it seems because the schedules are similar to international flights […]

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Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Life in a Spanish History Class

  I’m sitting in a classroom 3/4 full of students and 1/4 packed with with extra desks . The professor is explaining the beginning of Spanish civilization. I’ve been here an hour, and I’m trying to plan my escape route. Why? I’m not supposed to be in this class. The following tries to make sense of today’s adventures: 4 p.m.   After an afternoon of exploring my neighborhood further with Rebecca, I decided I should leave enough time to get to my 6 o’clock literature class. There’s an easy site to use to figure out how to get somewhere via colectivo […]

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Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Settling Down

Hola! ¿Cómo andás? Ready for some pictures? Colonia Upon arrival, we headed to our posadas (inns). Mine was called the Posada de la Flor. As you can see, it was adorable and situated nicely along the river.                                     We dropped off our backpacks and headed directly to one of the best lunches I’ve had since being abroad. It was at a colorful and eclectic restaurant called El Drugstore (highly recommended for your next trip to Uruguay). We all had a fixed menu with choices of […]

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Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

La Buena Onda de Buenos Aires

Hola a todos! I’m finally in Argentina! Arriving was a big relief simply because I was so ready for it to happen. Since then, I’ve learned to leap and go wherever the buena onda of Buenos Aires takes me (because really, that’s just how it goes down here). Tomorrow, I’m heading up to the beaches in Uruguay to spend the rest of the week with my study abroad group at our director’s house. I’m exited to tell you about it! But first, enjoy the good vibrations of Buenos Aires: Monday: Arrival  Even though I was the last person in a […]

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

We’re off like a herd of turtles!

Here I am –two weeks out– and I just can’t seem to make the time go any faster. Can you believe I’m still on winter break? Crazy. All I know is that one day soon, I’ll wake up in Buenos Aires. Until then, here’s a list of what has been going on in my life since I last wrote: Caught a cold (not fun) Watched a classic battle between my number one man, Rafael Nadal and his counterpart, Roger Federer Visited New Jersey to see my dad Read the airline’s magazine in the seat-back pocket. Front cover: “Three Perfect Days in Buenos […]

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Friday, January 13th, 2012

The World Gets Smaller Before It Gets Bigger

On my usual walk home from work in downtown Chicago, I noticed the massive amount of traffic in my neighborhood. President Obama was traveling around here today, so precautions were taken to shut down Lake Shore Drive. His envoy raced by in what was an impressive string of flashing blue lights speckled between the white, twinkle lights still adorning the city. The sidewalks were also busy with end-of-day commuters enjoying their walks home on a “heat wave” of an evening. I found myself navigating through unfamiliar faces until I could have sworn that I had seen a Bucknellian. Now, this […]

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