Author Archives: David Baran

El principio del fin

The beginning of the end. Yesterday I experienced that incredible rush of freedom as I turned in my last assignment for the semester and walked out of my last class with my head held high, knowing I’d survived my semester … Continue reading

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Perdón and Permiso-Riding the Subway in Buenos Aires

I haven’t done a The Good, The Bad, The Ugly post yet, and I think the subway here in Buenos Aires fits the cliché quite well, so here goes: The Good -Thanks to a hefty government subsidy you can get … Continue reading

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Fitting In

Maybe a little over a month ago, my mom sent me one of her letters that is always jammed packed with little “tidbits,” as she calls them,-usually news clippings of interest, most of them being things pertinent to my hometown. … Continue reading

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Yes, I’m Studying Too

After reading about the Paraná Delta, Uruguay, national holidays, running, the Catholic Church, and the economic crisis, and nothing of my classes for my first three months here some of you may be begining to wonder if I am studying … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church, its Youth and the Contemporary Mass in Buenos Aires

My second of two letters with the Junior Year Abroad Network at Georgetown, this one takes a look at the contemporary Catholic Church here in Buenos Aires: One of the unique things about the Catholic mass is that it has … Continue reading

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My First Maratón

Loud music blared out of the nearby speakers. A slow clap started amongst the large crowd. When the time finally came, a batch of fireworks shot off into the sky and echoed throughout the city. The crazy scene of a … Continue reading

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Still Visible Effects of the Economic Crisis of 2001

This semester I’m also taking part in Georgetown’s Junior Year Abroad Network (JYAN) program, where students that are studying abroad examine different cultural, societal and religious questions in their respective countries. A few weeks back I wrote my first letter … Continue reading

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Uruguay!

Here in Argentina, the week leading up to Easter goes by two names: semana santa and semana turística (holy week and tourist week).With most Argentines having both Thursday and Friday off from work and/or school, the long weekend that falls … Continue reading

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24 de Marzo, Día Nacional de la Memoria por la Verdad y la Justicia

Dating back to primary school, I can remember looking forward to national holidays for the sole reason that they meant a much anticipated day off from school. As I grew older I began to develop a sense of appreciation for … Continue reading

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Tigre and the Paraná Delta

This past weekend had the feel of a vacation from a vacation. With our two week orientation drawing to a close and classes about to begin in the coming week, FLACSO, the program through which Georgetown runs its study abroad … Continue reading

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