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Chao and Hello

They say this experience is a roller coaster and honestly right now I can’t even tell you where I am on it. Today marks my third to last day in Chile, my home for the past 4 months. Time has flown and I can’t imagine that I’ve been here for so long. We have our … Continue reading »

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Classes are so easy abroad… NOT

I think everyone kind of has a misconception about classes abroad. Of course, Wofford told me they would be pretty similar to classes at Wofford and my friends told me they were a joke. Let me give you some insight into my week last week, as I sleep the entire day away today. I take … Continue reading »

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San Pedro de Atacama

We went to San Pedro de Atacama last weekend and it was so awesome. The town is tiny with little streets. The walls look like they’re made of mud brick. It looks really old but not run down. They say the water up there is not drinkable and its full of minerals so you can’t … Continue reading »

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Chilean Independence Day

I know it has been almost a month since September 18, but I am finally starting to settle back down into the routine of things again. The weekend of September 18 is huge in Chile. The only thing it compares to is July 4th. September 18 is the Independence Day of Chile, but they celebrate … Continue reading »

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Home away from home

Everyone told me that living with a host family would be the most amazing experience I would have in Chile. I figured they would be right, but it wasn’t until last night that I fully realized that. A host family is the best way to adapt to a culture. You talk Spanish to them and … Continue reading »

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Southernmost City in the World

Punta Arenas calls itself the southernmost city in the world and the only road signs leading out of the city read “the end of the world, turn right.” While it may not be at the end of the world, it is certainly very close. I am sure many of you know of Patagonia the brand, … Continue reading »

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Cajón de Maipo, Andes Mountains

I went to  this weekend with two of my friends from church. Cajon de Maipo is a little town located in the Andes mountains about 1 hour north of Santiago. As you first start to ascend these mountains, it looks a little like the Appalachian Mountains. There are trees everywhere and its green. The temperature … Continue reading »

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It’s Okay To Not Be Okay

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF CLASSES! Wofford moved in last weekend and for the first time in the 6 weeks that I’ve been here, most of my friends in the US are back together again. They all live on the same hall now. They share rooms and meals and tailgates. Football is back again, full swing, … Continue reading »

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Matthew 4:4, Pan and Food

“But he answered, ‘it is written “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.”’” Matthew 4:4 Bread. Bread. Bread. It’s everywhere, literally. Look on a single block in Santiago and you can find more then 3 panaderías, places that specialize in selling bread (pan). In … Continue reading »

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Chile Hit by Massive 5.6 Magnitude Earthquake- Reports of Buildings Shaking in Santiago… USA, Families Panic

Last night we experienced what most people consider to be an earthquake. With a magnitude of 5.6 and an epicenter in the heart of Santiago, this “temblor” rattled everyone awake at 3am. But if you know anything about Spanish you will realize that “temblor” is not “terremoto” and therefore not translated as “earthquake”. The word … Continue reading »

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