Tag Archives: Brazil

Um Dia na Vida (A Day in the Life)

I am just half way through with my time abroad and most Hoyas are already wrapping up the semester. Sad to miss the beloved Georgetown Day but forever grateful to skip out on finals. To be honest, I was having … Continue reading

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Keeping Up with Katie

I have been spent the past couple weeks trying to think about what to write for the blog. There has been so much that has happened this past month during my Rio study abroad. But none of it is actual … Continue reading

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Flying to the Wrong Airport

As I sit in the Chicago airport waiting for my plane to board, I don’t feel very different. I usually fly back for school around this time, long enough to enjoy the laziness of home but short enough to get … Continue reading

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Not – so – Awkward Touching

Americans great each other with a hand shake. While hands are touching there is usually about two are three feet of space between participating parties, and once the hands separate some form of small talk or, if you’re unlucky, awkward … Continue reading

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Ghost Town

When I entered the room for the first time where my first class of the week is held at Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo, I was greeted by the eery silence of a dark, empty classroom. Twenty five minutes … Continue reading

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The Maid’s Closet

If I didn’t know any better, I would’ve thought that just seven days ago I was in a completely different country. São Paulo, or Sampa as the locals call it, is as different from Salvador da Bahia in almost every … Continue reading

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Pneus

A Mercedes van filled with 10 Americans and 20 suitcases of our material possessions made its way from the airport in Salvador to the Marazul hotel, a ride lasting about an hour. Class readings and discussions in our Portuguese classes … Continue reading

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Homelessness and Peanut Butter

A little piece of advice I got from students I talked to that studied abroad in Latin America was to bring peanut butter. Peanut butter is one of those little things you use every day in the states that is … Continue reading

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Leaving home, again.

The all too familiar feeling of unsettledness has taken over my emotional state of being for what has seems like an eternity, but in actuality has only been a week. Not excitement or sadness, only unsettledness. Although one may not … Continue reading

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Stamina

Well, it’s 3:43 AM on a Monday and I’m wide-awake. I guess I might as well do something productive. Living in Rio has managed to completely demolish any semblance of a sleeping pattern that survived my first two years of … Continue reading

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