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Discovering Scotland by Night

Time January 23rd, 2017 in 2017 Spring, Scotland | No Comments by

There is beauty everywhere you look in Scotland — the stunning hills surrounding Stirling, the architecture of Glasgow, and the historical sights of Edinburgh are all breathtaking during the day, but Scotland truly comes alive at night. These pictures were taken mostly on the first few nights of orientation in Edinburgh. I definitely recommend walking along the Royal Mile at night; it was surprisingly calm and it was nice to be able to explore Edinburgh Castle up close without crowds!

Edinburgh Christmas Carnival

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Even though we arrived in Edinburgh on January 2nd, the Christmas Carnival was still in full swing! There were lots of rides and food stands to celebrate the holidays and the new year.

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Pokémon, Dogs, & Boliches

Time August 11th, 2016 in 2016 Fall, Argentina, LGBTQ Correspondents | No Comments by

First thing’s first- Pokémon Go has officially arrived in Argentina! On the streets, in parks, on the Subte, I’ve seen sooo many people playing the game. I didn’t even know Pokémon was ever a thing in South America. I specifically remember deciding not to download the game when it first blew up back in the U.S. for I didn’t want to get obsessed with something I could only acquire in Argentina via sketchy means. Even still, petty theft is still something to be cautious about, so I think I’ll wait to have my iPhone out all the time trying to catch Pidgeottos.

Second, I now have an Argentine “sister”. Laura is from the south of the country and has returned from the winter break to continue her studies at a local university. She’s lived with Marta the past two years, staying in the room right next to mine. Ever since the dinner table dynamics have changed, with the conversations livelier and more natural. I really appreciate her presence, not just because she’s friendly, but having lived with past exchange students, she could be a good resource. Read More »

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