Hi everyone, I’m writing from Quito, Ecuador, the highest capital city in the world. I’m here thanks to a grant from Penn to do research for my history thesis. Obviously my three weeks here are completely different in structure and purpose from my time in Mexico but there are a few common challenges. As in Mexico, I’m staying in a hotel for the first few … Continue reading Ecuador, I’m here!!
Happy friday readers! Next friday (technically early saturday morning) I am leaving Mexico which is a sentence I can’t believe I just typed. We’re going to have to process that somewhere else. But for now, some reads. One of my favorite foodbloggers, the Amateur Gourmet (and the first food blog I followed back in 2008 or 9) went to Germany as part of a Eurotrip … Continue reading Reading the internet, week 6
Forgive the delays but time is speeding by at a rather uncomfortable rate. I have 15 days left in México and am no longer the new girl. My house has new people, there are new interns and employees at Ashoka and I’ll be leaving before I know it. HOW? HOW? HOW? I just keep picturing my life in a year where I won’t have the … Continue reading Expats, Green Juice, Fútbol and Work
And we’re back. Here’s what you should read this weekend: Fear of Missing Important Meals while traveling. This is a real thing, especially for those of us who tend to overthink everything (hi!). America’s relationship with dates sort of started with cultural appropriation. Instyle’s EIC is a dude who used to work for the New Yorker. He has some good advice. How does it feel to … Continue reading Reading the internet, Week 2
In US classrooms, everything pre Columbus from this part of the world is summed up with a few sentences: Aztecs, Maya, Inca, advanced calendars, human sacrifice, then smallpox and you know the rest. Well, there was obviously a lot more to and last weekend I went on a day long trip through some of that history. There were also a lot of rather unnecessary stops … Continue reading The Teotihuacans, Their Pyramids, My Saturday
Hi everyone, Apologies for the delay in posting but I’m getting a little busy (always a good sign) but some major things have happened in the last few days: First, I moved into my house! I’m in a room on the second floor but a girl is about to move out from the 3rd floor and I’ll take her room when she does (it’s a … Continue reading Sunny Offices and Ripe Avocados
Happy New Year!! 2013 was a year of many adventures, most of them way out of my comfort zone and this trip to Patagonia was no exception. At 7 am on the monday after thanksgiving, I boarded a flight to El Calafate with Nora, Odile, and Olivia. Here’s a map of the region for reference. We arrived in Calafate and I felt like I was … Continue reading Final Trips part 2: Patagonia