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En dansk fødselsdag

En dansk fødselsdag – A Danish Birthday Turning 21 in the States is kind of an important milestone. In Denmark, on the other hand, where the alcohol consumption laws are quite a bit more lax, this isn’t the case. However, when my roommate Zach had his 21st birthday this Monday, my host family made sure to throw him a big celebration to make him feel at home. The festivities started at about 08:30 when I walked out into the kitchen to find Stig preparing a big breakfast. This was a […]

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Fiestas Patrias

Happy belated birthday Chile! For those of you who don’t know, Chile’s Independence Day was September 18th. Instead of a measly day off and some lame fireworks like in the U.S., however, Independence Day turns into a week of celebrations. There are asados (BBQ) literally every three houses. People cram into fondas (I’m still not entirely sure of the best way to translate this..they’re basically like state fairs in various places where various vendors set up shop and people eat outrageous amounts of food). If you’re not drinking terremotos (a […]

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Mchango we Harusi: How to Have a Wedding

Yesterday I had the opportunity to attend an Mchango wa Harusi, a wedding fundraiser exclusively for mamas and dadas (all the women celebrating with the bride-to-be). So…here’s how the pre-wedding festivities commence. 1. Get Engaged Though I’ve yet to receive the full story, Tanzanian engagements seem to be just like American engagements. For many women though, the transition to marriage is also a transition from their parents home to a new home with their husband, rather than an independent bachelorette pad. When I tell my Tanzanians that I had my […]

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Hey Now, Hey Now: When in Rome

After our tour of the Amalfi Coast our group headed back to Rome. Kimmie and I only had one full day in Rome so we were going to make the most of it! We spent the first night celebrating Allison’s birthday. We ended up in this quirky little Italian restaurant where the waiters constantly wanted to take pictures with us, and gave us free limocello to celebrate. We had a fun time joking around with everyone and ended the night with gelato and the live band playing at our hostel. […]

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Guten Tag

At 10:00 pm on Friday evening my roommate Madison and I boarded a night train to Salzburg, Austria where Madison’s high school exchange student, Mimi, was waiting for us. Besides the lack of sleep due to long and uncomfortable transportation, the trip was amazing. We spent most of our first day touring Salzburg, which is a very old and quaint city in northern Austria. There we had the traditional Austrian dish, Schnitzel, at the Stiegl brewery and restaurant. This is also where I got to enjoy my first Austrian beer. […]

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Sydney Harbour Boat Cruise, Mardi Gras, and Much More!

Hey everyone! I hope everyone is doing well back home! This past week and weekend were full of many fun activities in Sydney. Thursday afternoon after my internship, I was able to meet up with my sister Alyx’s friend from college who studied abroad in New Castle during a semester of her college experience. This is her third time back since, and she wants to move to Sydney eventually. It was great to talk to her and hear the advice that she has to offer since she was in my […]

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Turning 21 in Montpellier

Hello all! So last Thursday was my 21st birthday! If I’m being completely honest, turning 21 in France was one of the things I was kind of disappointed about. My thought process was ‘even as amazing and awesome as it is to be in France, it’s not going to be the same as celebrating my birthday in Dinkytown!’ All I could focus on was not being able to go to The Library and Blarney’s with all my friends; we had been waiting for this moment since Freshman year, and now […]

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Jeg er toogtyve år

Imagine the 4th of July. I would guess the first things you think of are red white & blue and the American flag. Now imagine your birthday. The first thing you think of is probably cake, right? Wrong! In Denmark every holiday, birthdays included, are like the 4th of July (minus the blue & the American flag and plus the Danish Flag). Confused? It would be strange to celebrate an American birthday with American flags, but here in Denmark, that is how one celebrates everything. So yesterday when I turned […]

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Toubacata

Our trip to the south was so wonderful and refreshing. On our way to Toubacouta we drove through several small towns, including Fatick. I got a lovely view of where I will be staying for my internship and I felt good about what I saw. Driving into town the roads were unbelievably bumpy and over the course of our stay we had two people get off the bus because of illness. There were several times that I thought we wouldn’t make it back in one piece but the driver clearly […]

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