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Happy Independence Day, Indonesia!

Happy Independence Day, Indonesia! Independence Day is actually on Aug. 17, but greetings from a future resident! 

Happy Independence Day, Indonesia!

It’s actually on Aug. 17, but I was busy getting ready to move back to Agnes Scott College. So, along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, I reiterate, Happy Independence Day!

“For auld lang syne”: Farewell, for now

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind ? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne? — “Auld Lang Syne,” Robert Burns Less than two weeks ago, I was wandering the streets of Glasgow, Scotland. Already, my five months in Scotland feels unreal, like the wispiest of dreams. Every once in awhile, … Continue reading

Venice: “La dolce vita”

Italy remains magical even the second time around, especially colorful Venezia. Whether wandering by the canals, eating a slice of pizza the size of my head, or going to Easter Mass in a tiny church where the liturgy I am intimately familiar with is transformed into the unfamiliar in the musical Italian language, this country, … Continue reading

Mi último pensamiento: Wrapping up my Spanish adventure

This final (probably) post about España is possibly the toughest one to write because my month there, short as it was, was probably one of the most life-changing experiences I’ve ever had. And, it’s difficult to write about experiences like that without relying on a host of cliches. How can I talk about what I had … Continue reading

Encontrando El Cristo

June 8 Last Wednesday, I found Jesus! On Monte Naranco, anyway. Known as “El Cristo,” the giant statue of Jesus Christ watches over the city from the summit. I will be the first to admit that I am not at all atlética. My idea of exercise in the great outdoors is pasear por el parque … Continue reading

En Madrid: Parte Dos

¡Las comida y bebida! May 31 – June 4, 2011 Agnes Scott provided dos meals a day in Madrid, el desayuno at the hotel and either el almuerzo or la cena. The comida were tasty but, I had (and have) to get used to some things, though: 1.)  Meals are looonnnngggg. We would spend hours … Continue reading

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July 2021