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Four cakes for 28

Big news: I’m a year older.

I celebrated with friends throughout the last week, and I’ve been overwhelmed with all the thoughtful messages, and of course, all the cake. 1,244 more words

Danish Beach Weather

I went swimming in the ocean today with my host family.  It was 54 Fahrenheit and raining.

We are not beach ready in Denmark, but this is how the Vikings did it, so we did it too.


Markets and Multilinguists

Going to the Sunday market in Costa Rica is obligatory. I have also found that people love pictures of exotic fruits, which serves as another motivation to attend. 226 more words


redemption in Italy

Alright airBnB, you’ve got me.

For only $34/night in Toscana, Italy, i’ll be staying with Claudio, Heidi and their family for FIVE nights. A complete retreat after three weeks of busy travel. 64 more words

Castle on a Cloud

Recently, two children were being hosted with a family in San Clemente. The family hosting the two sisters has 3 kids of their own. Because one of the host children was named after a central character in the musical Le Miserables, the kids often listen to the CD of that powerful piece of art. 326 more words

Families In Crisis

Memorias – Lugares en el corazón Memories - Places in the heart

¿Hay un lugar en el mundo, diferente de tu hogar o residencia actual, que ha enraizado en tu corazón? ¿Qué es el lugar y cómo te ha afectado? 2,443 more words


For Integration's Sake 

The Peace Corps training period is full of integration, and a lot of times that means throwing you in and testing your flexibility. For example: … 961 more words

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