The worldwide Augustana College experience

Machu Picchu

So I realize it has been literally forever since my last blog and I have a ton of stories and experiences.  What I’m going to do is to write several smaller blog entries on the different experiences instead of just writing one giant blog.  I think this way I can get into more detail about [...]

Picture time!

Ok, this is for real. I’m actually posting pictures this time. I’ve got a lot to share, so bear with me. We’ll start with Peru! all of girls in our groups on the tour of the mud city, Chan Chan.

Chaotic Clinics and Wild Whitewater Rafting

The past couple of weeks have been filled with lots of travel, illness, studies, and the new excitement of Mexico.  We had multiple excursions in Peru, and finding a phone or internet proved very difficult, if the time to look could even be found.  One of my favorite activities that we did while we were [...]

Where am I again?

As I was walking down the street the other day I was greeted by several signs advertising everything from restaurants to dentistry, but all of the ads had something in common: There were an unusual amount of European looking faces smiling back at me trying to entice me to buy into whatever they were selling. [...]

Peru and Manu

So a lot has happened since my last post, and to be honest I don’t want to write a 10 page blog on this one, so I’m just going to start from the time we entered Peru! We left Ecuador and my family for the past 3 weeks on August 21 and entered into the [...]

Goodbye Ecuador, Hello Peru!

Traveling has made blogging difficult this past week, but saying goodbye to Ecuador was a million times harder.  Rachel and I decided for our farewell gift of sorts, we would cook our family dinner during the last week.  We chose to make lasagna, one of my personal favorites, and apple pie accompanied by ice cream.  [...]

Getting Sick in a Foreign Country.

Last spring Dr. Bertsche said that ALL of us were going to get sick at some point in time while on this trip—foreign travel has not only risks, but some inevitability. I didn’t believe him because I rarely get sick and was convinced that I have a super-human immune system. Whelp, with my foot in [...]