First Two Days in Lisbon

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So, I arrived in Lisbon on a Thursday morning at 6 a.m., and that early, even at the airport, I could feel the heat and humidity awaiting outside the doors. By the time I took a taxi to the hostel I was staying at for the first two days, the city had become full of […]

Autumn and the Start of Classes

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There are little monitors on the buses and trams around the city here in Graz. People can watch them while they’re on their way to work in the mornings, or on their way to go shopping in the afternoons. They usually display a mix of current events, random facts, and I’ve even seen suggestions for […]

Food Part 2!

In my first food post, I wrote about a couple of things that are stereotypically Norwegian, but Norway no longer lives only on fish and weird cheese! So what other foods is Norway obsessed with?   Grandiosa Pizza In the States, we have Top Ramen. In Norway, they have Grandiosa. Because higher education is free, […]

My Weekend in Budapest “Alone”

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It’s weird to think that back in New Mexico, I would be almost half-way through the semester, and here in Austria, I haven’t even started all my classes yet. The semester officially started last week, but it turns out most of my classes don’t meet until this week. I had two classes last Wednesday, but […]

That time I dressed up like a genie!

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Hello everyone! I hope life is treating you all well! My life has been crazy and busy but I love it and I would trade it for the world! Not to long ago an old boss of mine who is now a dear friend of mine asked me to go around dressed up as a […]

FFLCH: The good, the Bad, and the Marxist

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I study linguistics and foreign languages, which means here in São Paulo, I study at FFLCH, or ‘Faculdade de Filosofia, Letras, e Ciências Sociais’. If you want to study the philosophy of Descartes, anthropology, or French, this is the department for you. FFLCH is divided into several buildings, all of which are connected or right […]

Adventuring in Paulista

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São Paulo is a 24/7 city. No matter the time of day, there are parties to go to, coxinhas to buy and eat, and places to see. No where is this more true than on Avenida Paulista, the city’s epicenter of nightlife, shopping, and all things São Paulo. Conveniently situated on the yellow Metro line, […]