Category Archives: South America

Adios, South America

Iguazu Falls…is it worth it to make the trip? I pondered this question before deciding to get a ticket and go. I justified the purchase by deciding I might never get so close again, and everyone who mentioned visiting said … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry, Rio!

I am sorry for every bad word I ever said about you, Rio. After serving as a volunteer for the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid, I started to say your name like Newman says “Jerry” on episodes of Seinfeld…with a look … Continue reading

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Chillin’ in Chile

Oh…the last few days have been happily uneventful and filled with time lounging in bed, in front of junky tv, and eating actual…well sort of…home cooked food. For months, people have told me how much I would love Chile. Josiah … Continue reading

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Peru…New friends…ruins…and adventure!

This would be a great time to sleep…on an early morning bus ride between cities in Peru. Unfortunately, that just isn’t going to happen now because I am “enjoying” the second live infomercial being shared on this bus. This lively … Continue reading

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Hunting for Anacondas

Three days in the Amazon…sure, I can do that! I mean…who doesn’t love the idea of anacondas, monkeys, and spiders the size of an adult hand. When Josiah arrived, we talked about some options for our time in Ecuador. When … Continue reading

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Hanging Out With Josiah

My first draft of this blog entry had two looonnnnggg paragraphs about my feelings about the current state of education. When I reread the final draft, my brain said, “blah, blah, blah…” and just didn’t feel like even thinking about … Continue reading

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