That Time I Walked Across an Entire Country!

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Well, it was the the 6th smallest country in the world, but still! It took a little over 3 hours for my sister and I to walk 9 miles from Austria all the way across Liechtenstein and into Switzerland. I was a little bit skeptical at first. The idea had just popped into my head […]

International Migrants Day & Eritrea

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*sensitive content* International Migrants day is on Dec. 18th and to commemorate it, the International Organization for Migration in partnership with dozens of other entities are bringing 3 films to over 90 different countries showcasing different migration stories of individuals looking for a better life. For Portugal, the 2017 Global Migration Film Festival took place […]

Radio Televisora Portuguesa

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Like I mentioned in a previous post, one of my Portuguese classes is an Immersion Activities class, in which we have presentations from guests specifically linked to Portuguese culture. We’ve mostly had in class presentations but this last thursday, Dec. 14th we had a class field trip, combined with a lower level class group. I […]

As Christmas Approaches

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We are right on the brink of Christmas vacation and it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Christmas markets in the Centre-Ville with Vin Chaud (hot wine) that my tongue is still recovering from hahaha, and some snow from time to time down in the village, but more so up in the mountains. I […]

That’s All Folks!

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Today is my last day. I am graduating. It’s crazy to think that this day has finally come, and to be honest… It hasn’t settled in yet. I have these random bursts of excitement as the ceremony gets closer, but I do not think it has really settled in that I am done with school. I […]

It’s Christmas Market Time!

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Is it really December already? It’s starting to get really cold here. We even had our first snowfall on the last day of November. I woke up, crawled out of bed, dragged myself to the window, opened the blinds, and behold! A winter wonderland 🙂 You can’t really tell in the photo, but the quarter-sized […]

Harder than it looks- Twinkle Light Parade

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When I signed up to be in in the Albuquerque Twinkle Light parade, I did not know that I would be making the float itself. The parade was December 9th, and we were told only two weeks prior that we had to decorate a float from scratch. Oh, by the way, I work at the […]