Monthly Archives: January 2013

Using hobbies to connect abroad

Whether you are living in another country or just visiting, finding ways to engage in your favorite hobbies and activities abroad can be a great way to meet new people and to ease the transition into the new culture. When … Continue reading

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Inauguration Day at home and abroad

Even though I live just a few miles away from DC in northern Virginia, I watched the inauguration today from the comfort and warmth of my living room. I think many people grow complacent when they live someplace that attracts … Continue reading

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Anastenaria Fire Festival

Check out my new article at The Circumference on the Anastenaria Fire Festival in Greece and Bulgaria. It’s interesting how this specific practice has moved between the two countries. If I ever make it over there, I’m definitely going! 

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The world of Chilean arts and crafts at Los Dominicos

One of the things I noticed walking around Santiago, Chile, is how little the city catered to tourists. In major tourist destinations, the main attractions downtown are surrounded by shops selling you all sorts of cheap trinkets. In Santiago, these … Continue reading

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A walking tour of Valparaiso, Chile

Valparaiso, Chile is an instantly recognizable city. The colorful buildings climbing up the hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean have made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a travel destination for thousands of tourists each year. I had the opportunity … Continue reading

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