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ROME: The first steps to a successful weekend away

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February 17, 2015

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This past weekend, my friend and I took a four day trip to Germany.Before leaving, a lot of planning had to be done to ensure we optimized our time and money. We found wonderful deals for a flight to Berlin and a flight comin...

BOTSWANA: Making friends and “getting it”

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January 30, 2015

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I’ve been told before that I “get it,” meaning that I’m on the same page as others—they see that I understand. In Botswana, I don’t get anything, and it is hilarious and humbling and frightening all at once. When...

ROME: Italian Table Manners

Staff Blogger

January 27, 2015

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On our way to an organic farm last week, we received a crash course on Italian dining before we enjoyed a delicious four course meal. Surprisingly, Italian etiquette contradicts the typical American dining experience.Here is a list of di...

BOTSWANA: Expectations vs. Reality

Staff Blogger

January 23, 2015

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I’ve been told before that I “get it,” meaning that I’m on the same page as others — they see that I understand. In Botswana, I don’t get anything, and it is hilarious and humbling and frightening all at once. When I g...

BOTSWANA: The never-ending journey

Staff Blogger

January 23, 2015

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It’s 1:45 a.m. in Johannesburg, South Africa and I’m sitting on a metal bench in the airport trying to occupy myself for six more hours until my plane leaves for Gaborone, Botswana. The place is completely empty except for n...

QUITO: 10 things that do not happen back home

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November 23, 2014

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10 ways life is fundamentally different in Quito: 1. Food pricing makes a lot of sense here.Unlike back home, healthy food is dirt cheap while fast food and many packaged items often come with some hefty sticker shock. When fruits and...

PERTH: How my sense of safety abroad was completely shaken

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November 15, 2014

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I am going to preface this post with this: I have felt safer in Fremantle and Perth than I usually do in Austin, and this includes midnight snack runs to the 24-hour deli and early morning beach visits. The residents of Freo will...

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