Not All Those Who Hike are Lost

……but some are.   This weekend, we were very lucky to have two days of sunny weather in a row! Wow! Accordingly, a few of my suitemates and I decided to go out for a hike from Fløyen to Ulriken, perhaps the most well known of Bergen’s seven mountains. We knew it was going to […]

Sao Paulo At First Glance

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Seven am in Sao Paulo– it’s cloudy, a little rainy and very cold. May through August is winter for the southern hemisphere, and I definitely was not prepared for the chilly temperatures when I left the plane. Sao Paulo is at once very familiar and totally strange. For those who have spent time in Miami […]

Velkommen til Bergen!

I made it! Today marks my fifth day in Norway, and although there were a couple of dicey moments, I am now settling in nicely. Lesson learned: try to avoid 30 minute layovers on your international flight connection, or your luggage will probably get left behind! On the other hand, if your luggage does get […]

Butterflies for Brazil

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In 36 hours, I will be in Brazil, the furthest I have ever been from home. It’s seven pm central standard time as I write this. In St. Louis, Missouri, it’s already an unbearably warm and humid 95 degrees fahrenheit, and, like a true Puerto-Rican, my mom still has the house at a cozy 75 […]

Let the Journey Begin

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It was only a year ago that the idea of studying abroad was introduced to me, and, at the time, it seemed like an impossibility. I mean, who in their right mind would travel half way around the world with a toddler…for a year?!! Well, apparently I would. I began the process by just talking […]

Home.

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Well, I’m home. Frankly, it feels as though I never left… except for the new businesses everywhere, the remodeling my parents did on the house and we’re down one dog. Currently, I’m just hangin’ out, catching up with people and trying to sleep off the jetlag… but soon I’ll have to get back to real […]

Packing

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Packing up after one year in another country can be a daunting task, and tedious I might add. If you have never packed for a major trip, in short, there is a lot of folding, suctioning, cramming, sitting, zipping, and lifting involved to get the right size and weight of your suitcase. No thanks to […]