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Erin in Chile

Giving Thanks for Travel, Friends, and New Experiences

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone back home, of course this holiday is not celebrated in Chile, but I wanted to take this day to reflect on some of my journeys the past few weeks and my thoughts about my final weeks abroad. Since my last post I have traveled to San Pedro in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, I have finished all of my classes, and my best friend from home came to visit me. The Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world and one of the most […]

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Travel, Independence, and a Natural Disaster

These past few weeks have been some of the best so far. Following my last post, I had the trip of a lifetime to Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, and also got to experience one of the biggest parties of the year; Independence Day. I am becoming more and more comfortable in this beautiful place and I am continuing to enjoy each and every minute, as this journey is already half way over. ​On September 11, a group of 6 girls including myself, set off for an amazing adventure to […]

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Vive, Ríe, Ama, Chile

Here we are, exactly 6 weeks into my study abroad journey. I have decided that I am going to try to write every 3 weeks, that way I will have enough to say that is hopefully exciting but not so much that you will all be bored. When I write I try to have a few major themes in mind, which I will elaborate on, so this post is going to focus on adventure, anxiety, communication, and spring! These past 3 weeks have been full of adventure and exploration. A […]

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Arriving in Chile

After 3 days of treacherous rain, and minimal activity, it’s a perfect time to reflect on my first few weeks abroad. The first 20 days of my adventures abroad have been amazing and have revolved around a few different things; friendly Chilean people, new friends, public transportation, bread, and rain! Before I left for Vina Del Mar, Chile I was warned of the many creepy, cat calling, “gringo” preying people that I would encounter on a daily basis and I was told how to handle those situations, but to my surprise […]

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