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On the way to Cuenca

I´m writing to you all from a computer in a small room, in a converted hacienda, way before wake-up call.  I woke up a little early on my own this morning and decided that it would be a wonderful idea to explore the grounds at sunrise. I´ll have to upload some pictures soon because everything [...]

Hallo von Wittenberg!

What am I suppose to say?

So, to begin, this is my first day with internet since I have been living in Germany. Therefore, I have not had the opportunity to get on a blog for the past 4 days about how life has been here. I have so much to write already, and not enough time to do it in. [...]

Kurz über Wittenberg

Hello! We have all arrived safely, with no luggage mishaps. We only have the internet when we go to the university. We are living in the Cranachhaus, which is very nice. The first picture I posted is the view from our kitchen! Everything is great here in Wittenberg. It’s a really small city, but has [...]

Ecuador, Day 1.

I wish I could give a full update on everything that’s happened in the last day, but that would be a lot to write and read about. The flight from Houston to Quito went along smoothly. I watched a couple of movies and played cards with the guys in the seats next to me, so [...]

Ecuador

Location: Ecuador Altitude: 2 miles above sea level So after a long busy summer of waiting, I´m finally here in beatiful, sunny Ecuador! After getting about 4 hours of sleep on Tuesday (2 more than I expected) most of Wednesday was spent in airports and on the planes.  We arrived in Quito´s international airport at [...]

Whirlwind …

A whirlwind.  That’s how I would describe these past couple days as I have been preparing to depart for Quito, Ecuador, the first stop on my Latin American adventure.  My head has been in some sort of foggy haze as I have been preparing for this trip for oh so many reasons. First of all, [...]

¿Mi Nombre Es Qué?

Well, we made it to Houston with plenty of time to spare….  perhaps a little too much time, considering the length of this layover and my excitement to get to Ecuador.  The flight from Chicago was a bit taxing, most likely due to my lack of sleep and the extremely arctic temperature of the cabin.  [...]

Leaving on a jet plane

I am currently on the plane from O’Hare to Houston and I must say, it wasn’t without it’s difficulties. I live in a small town about three hours from our departure airport, so my parents and I drove up the night before and stayed in town overnight. I, of course, still had one paper to [...]

Today is the first day of the rest of my life…

…and I feel very conflicted, like being caught in the middle of a game of tug-o-war. On one hand, I see myself enjoying these next three months with the people around me, laughing, growing, and enjoying German culture. On the other hand, this will be the first time that I have been out of the country [...]