Author Archives: Evelyn Maris

Thanks for the memories

For the first time in 162 days, I have plugged my laptop into an electrical outlet without needing an adapter, spoken Spanish while being surrounded by primarily English-speakers rather than the reverse, and seen the sky north of the Equator. Yes, I am back in the United States and have already been swarmed by the … Continue reading »

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When it isn’t what you expect

Since my last blog entry, my travels have been beyond amazing! After a full day of enjoyment at the host family’s spa, my brother Greg and I hopped on a Thursday night bus to Huaráz, a region of Peru about eight hours away and definitely not a big city like Lima. We met up on … Continue reading »

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Girls day

Peru welcomed me with open arms a few nights ago, and I have been enjoying an incredible experience! My brother, his host brother and host cousin met me at the airport in Lima and brought me to their home in Lince: a very spacious, two-story house on a colorful street that seems to always have … Continue reading »

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Of wine and poison

It occurred to me that I haven’t recounted any travel adventures since my great epiphany following Bariloche, so it seems appropriate that I invite all of you to experience Mendoza: a province of lovely plazas, trees galore, rivers, mountains, and hot springs, and, of course, las bodegas (vineyards).  As Sasha and I packed our bags … Continue reading »

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“Cookie” doesn’t begin to describe it

I know what some of you are thinking. I’ve been to La Rioja and San Luis to visit three famous geological landmarks (where the skeleton of a native Argentine dinosaur was discovered), I spent three fantastic days in Buenos Aires (where the culture is more cosmopolitan and international and historical than I ever imagined), and … Continue reading »

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Living the dream

With the end of May close at hand, this blog post ought to be my last entry about April so that I can actually talk about May and usher in June with a clean slate and no further struggles to remember EVERYTHING that I’ve experienced in the last two months. Of course, when your homework … Continue reading »

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A little Latin dancing

So we’re calling this entry Córdoba in April: Part Two. It’s a fun topic that I’m excited to write about because of all my pastimes, this might be the one I’m most passionate about! But before that, I’d like to take a short moment to acknowledge that I HAVE BEEN HERE FOR THREE MONTHS. It’s … Continue reading »

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Worth the effort

So April turns into May… How the time has flown by! I recently sat down and had that errant thought: When was the last time I blogged? I’m ashamed that it’s been over a month already, but now I’ll certainly have a wealth of beautiful experiences to share with all of you! It has been … Continue reading »

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Beautiful

I am sitting tiredly at my computer after one of the most amazing weekends of my life. It certainly wasn’t perfect, and it could have gone any number of directions. But however cliche it sounds, what made this weekend beautiful was the journey rather than the destination. It was waking up each morning with hair … Continue reading »

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The calm after the storm

Anyone who has kept tabs on my Facebook page knows that I went through a short struggle last Tuesday with losing my wallet and all of its contents (including my debit card).  I also endured final exams and found a woman trapped in an elevator within the same span of two days.  After all the … Continue reading »

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