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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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Bienvenido

I started packing 9 days before my trip for two reasons: a) I knew I was taking night shift the next week and b) I hate procrastinating. I submitted all my papers to international programs way ahead of time and I had filled out of most of my application to this program before Interim ended. … Continue reading »

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