Tag Archives: Rio de Janeiro

Part of the Family

Before arriving in Brazil, I had some anxiety about living with a host family, which is pretty understandable. You just arrive at someone’s house whom you have never met and move into not only a room but their life. It … Continue reading

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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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Living in, not visiting, Rio

It’s been over three weeks since I left the United States on a flight to Brazil. I can hardly remember the biting cold of Michigan as I sit in 95-degree Carioca weather hoping my blatant sunburn will go away soon. … 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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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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Que Calor!

It’s hot.  All the time.  Consequently, I’m starting to understand why everyone is so obsessed with perfecting their bodies here: because any attempt to perfect any other part of you is completely futile.  Straighten your hair? It’ll be curly in … Continue reading

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Leaving Tomorrow!

Wow, this day has snuck up on me: I leave tomorrow.  It seems like last week that I moved into my house on 35th and N to begin my summer courses at Georgetown.  Then, before I knew it, (with a … Continue reading

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Carnaval in September

Intuition is everything This never rang more true than it did last Saturday. I knew that, regardless of my decision, I was bound to have an enjoyable, and even memorable, Saturday night. Everything was in place. There’s nothing better than … Continue reading

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