Monthly Archives: May 2013

First Day

I have finally made it to Buenos Aires, Argentina. After a very long flight, in which I did not sleep much, I landed in the Ezeiza airport. My flight was filled mostly with Argentines, which certainly helped reacclimate my ears … Continue reading

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Getting ready!

I just wanted to try out the blog to make sure it works prior to me leaving for Buenos Aires, Argentina, which is only in a few hours! I’m still making sure I have everything I’ll need in my suitcase, … Continue reading

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First Week in Ecuador

Hola! This week was my first week in Quito, Ecuador! I was very excited to start my summer program with IES: Quito and the Galapagos Islands, Summer 2013 and glad I am able to track and share my experiences in a completely new country … Continue reading

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When Sick in a Foreign Country Take Two Doses of an Open Mind

I haven’t written in a couple weeks, partly because I was in Buenos Aires for a week and the other reason, because I was sick. Before going to Buenos Aires, I had full intention of writing about one of my … Continue reading

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Crecimiento

One of the biggest reasons I chose the program here in Santiago, over any other program in the world that Puget Sound offered, was because they have a class called Observación Clínica where I would have the opportunity to shadow … Continue reading

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By Yon Bonnie Banks and by Yon Bonnie Braes

 

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Breathe (4 AM)

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Home and Away: A Carnevale Tale

   

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Giant robots, fortune-telling video games and Mexican food in Odaiba

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Originally designed to prevent Commodore Perry’s trade fleet from entering Tokyo in 1853, Odaiba now offers dozens of attractions to beckon visitors from across Tokyo Bay with experimental video game experiences and posh fashion boutiques. Strange, that an island bearing … Continue reading

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Top 11 Chilean Cultural Quirks (I Couldn’t Pick Just 10)

The theme of this week was very similar to that of last week—learning to deal with challenges. I bought another ticket to Mendoza and again, the trip was cancelled due to bad weather in the mountains. I enjoyed a spontaneous … Continue reading

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