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08/18/14 - Collin4 Things I Wasn’t Expecting
URBANITY Now I’m not saying I expected to see people riding llamas to work every day, but I certainly wasn’t expecting narrow streets jam packed with cars, denser than most parts of Chicago with pedestrians and the occasional motorcycle weaving through traffic. There are high-rises all over the city (I live on the 5th floor […]Read More
08/15/14 - MichaelDay before
So, I’m sitting here in the Houston airport, waiting to board my flight to Mérida. My mind is filled with nothing but excitement and tiredness. And spanish. I just got back from spending a month in Spain, which will make this trip all the more interesting, since I’ll be able to compare and contrast two […]Read More
08/14/14 - DulceAnd off I go!
Tomorrow I leave for Mérida, Yucatán, and I have to say I am getting a bit nervous. I have spent my entire summer in the State of Mexico doing a variety of things. For about a month, I volunteered at a homeless shelter for young girls in Toluca, Mexico. My tasks consisted of teaching English […]Read More
08/13/14 - ThomasPacing.
Time is a hard concept to fully grasp. It’s hard to imagine a period of four and a half months, it feels like forever and it feels like a day. Here in New Zealand the in class time compared to the United States is a lot smaller. I am only in class for a total […]Read More
08/13/14 - ThomasThe First Week.
First Week in Auckland I just moved into my flat at Carlaw Park, which is far nicer than I expected. I have a flat with 3 other people, two of who already live here and a third that will be moving in at a later another time. There was a wonderful note written on […]Read More