Monthly Archives: August 2013

Hot and cold

It finally happened…my immune system gave in, and I have a cold. I was waiting for it to happen though because a lot of people have been getting sick lately, so I knew my turn was coming. However, I’m doing … Continue reading

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Knots and nostalgia

Aside from the homework that is starting to come in, it has been an eventful past few days. In Uruguay, they celebrate Noche de la Nostalgia (“Nostalgia Night”) every year on August 24th, which is the day before the Uruguayan … Continue reading

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New beginnings

So, things were not quite working out where I lived, so yesterday I moved to a new home with a new Uruguayan family in Montevideo, and honestly, I couldn’t be happier. First off, the family is wonderful. I am living … Continue reading

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A carnivore’s paradise

I did some much needed exploring this weekend with some of the other exchange students. We checked out a part of Montevideo known as Ciudad Vieja (which means “Old City”) and all of the neat little things it has to … Continue reading

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There goes another week

Well, another week of classes finished, and now it’s the weekend! I found this advertisement that pretty much describes my experience here so far: “The mind is like a parachute: it only works if you open it.” Saludos!

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Getting into the rhythm of things

Just another day in class! Although having classes in the afternoon is great for my sleeping schedule, it’s not so great when it is nice and sunny outside and you are spending the best time of the day in class. … Continue reading

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Still learning

It was another much needed weekend full of relaxation and mishaps. On Saturday, I went to the mall area so I could kill some time and just look around. It’s about a twenty-five minute walk from where I live, so … Continue reading

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And then there was warmth

Big news: I finally found a heating pad for my bed! Although I am greatly enjoying it now, it might have been an awful thing to buy, simply because it’s just going to make it that much harder to get … Continue reading

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Is it summer yet?

Let’s not forget, Uruguay is in the southern hemisphere, which means it is winter down here. Day 2 & 3 of classes and I am still alive! Yesterday, I had my first day of Uruguayan literature. Since I have already … Continue reading

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Back to the old grind

After a relaxing weekend of catching up on sleep, trying some new food, and sampling the local nightlife, it was finally time to start classes. The international students are given a two week grace period where we are allowed to … Continue reading

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