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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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Sustainable Community Growth (Or Boy, We Can Do So Much More Together!)

Greetings Friends, First of all, I wish to apologize to you all for getting behind on the posts. The past couple weeks have proved to be quite difficult. The difficulties began with my computer breaking down about two weeks ago. This was inopportune (I suppose one can say, ‘when is it not?’) because are group started our final independent projects. Second, and more importantly, the earthquake event in Nepal happened. This devastated the lives of so many from across the country. Wherever one walks around, she or he is met […]

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Nepal Earthquake Update

Greetings Friends, Firstly, I would like to say that all the students and teachers are doing okay in Nepal. For those that have not heard, Nepal was struck by a 7.8 earthquake on the 25th of April. The result of the earthquake (the epicenter was between Kathmandu and Pokhara) cost the lives of many people (an updated estimate is now over 4,000), damaged historic landmarks (including the most visited Stupa in Nepal), and caused an unknown amount of structural damage to the homes of countless families. Reports of others experiencing […]

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Chelsea: Thanksgiving in Quito

I spent this weekend at “home” in Quito with my family – all in all, it was a fantastic weekend and just what I needed :) On Thursday, our school held a Thanksgiving celebration for all of the students here. It wasn’t quite the same – but it was a nice thought and a great time to reunite with friends. It was held in a nice banquet room and everyone brought a dish to share! I attempted to make apple crisp, and despite a few different ingredients, it surprisingly turned […]

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Connie: Aftermath

Of course the news has been covering the quake and the tsunami almost constantly. Most of it has turned to the situation with the nuclear reactors in Fukushima. There’s something about watching it that feels like some kind of sci-fi movie. It’s unreal to see it happening, especially in the country where I am located. It’s really kind of eerie. And yet here in Hiroshima people are generally living life as they had all year. The roads are busier than usual with people moving in for the new school year […]

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