Tag Archives: Chile

Coming Back Home

This might be the blog post I have dreaded the most. When hearing “final blog post,” one would think it should wrap up my whole semester abroad nice and neatly with a cute little bow, probably with some important moral … Continue reading

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Eating My Way Through Santiago

Manjar. Also known as Chile’s Nutella. You know how they call the food of the Greek gods “ambrosia’? Well I’m thinking that what they really meant by ambrosia was manjar. Some of you may know manjar as “dulce de leche”, … Continue reading

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Saying Goodbye to Boston

Less than two weeks away. Less than two weeks away until I arrive in Santiago, my new home for the next five months. When I think about that fact, a flurry of emotions passes through my gut. I am, as … Continue reading

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The last one.

It was four months and nineteen days in all. It was a new family, a new set of friends, a new language, a new city, a new mountain range, a new coast, a new tattoo, a new sense of independence, … Continue reading

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Democracy in Chile: A Response

Earlier this semester I wrote this: http://tinyurl.com/lfa2pgn.   Below is my response to my own work:   It’s been over two months since I wrote that piece on my initial interpretations of democracy in Chile. Over the more than seventy … Continue reading

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Real Poverty Reflections

The San Bernardo neighborhood is a strongman’s stone-throw away from downtown Santiago – about 20 minutes by train. Downtown Santiago is the definition of first world capitalist, democratic nations: giant multinational corporations, beacons of academia, suits and high heels. San … Continue reading

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The End of the World

I write prose. I’m not a poet and I’m certainly not a lyricist (though obviously I’ve been known to bust a freestyle from time to time come the pinnacle of particular nights). So please take everything I write in this … Continue reading

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Back to School, Back to School, to Prove to Dad That I’m Not a Fool

It finally happened. After over three months of break and nearly three weeks of summer in this foreign (I still get to call it that, right?) country, I am back in class. But getting there wasn’t that easy.   First … Continue reading

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Does Democracy Matter in Chile?

So maybe as you’re coming to realize, this blog is evolving (devolving?) into somewhat of a thought-log for me. I’m going to try to keep you all updated with stories and photos of my time spent here, but I’m also … Continue reading

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One Week Deep and Going Deeper

So, I’ll start this first post from South America off by saying, I’m going to like this place. A lot.   In the 6 days and 5 nights I’ve spent here in Chile, I’ve: swam in a rooftop pool overlooking … Continue reading

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