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DURBAN: Race relations at a glance

February 19, 2013

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In a country where the racist white ruling regime of apartheid ended only 19 years ago, living as a white woman takes on a whole new meaning. I live in Cato Manor, an area of government housing where many black and Indian people live. Alt...

DURBAN: Internet at last

February 13, 2013

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I’ve been in South Africa for 12 days, but it feels like I’ve been here for weeks. I left on the 31st from Dallas, Texas, to Atlanta, Ga., and from Georgia I jumped on a 16-hour flight to Johannesburg, South Africa. Despite...

ANGERS: Espresso and café culture

February 12, 2013

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I am from the Pacific Northwest; I love coffee. I love its bold flavors and its warmth never fails to make me happy. In Austin and Portland, I always can be found with a thermos full of the stuff, mainly drip coffee, which I like ...

SEOUL: I wonder how many One Direction posters will fit in a carry-on bag

February 8, 2013

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I finally have a plane ticket. After four months of waiting, and roughly one month of hair-pulling, I have my plane ticket. I won't go into the boring details, but getting my hands on a round-trip direct flight to Seoul required ...

KOBLENZ: 1 Month! Life in Germany So Far

February 7, 2013

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Today marks the 1 month anniversary of my arrival in Koblenz! I am having a wonderful time so far. These past few weeks have been full of ups and downs, victories and defeats. I finally got over the flu with the help of some a...

KOBLENZ: Winter coats for indoor/outdoor use

January 16, 2013

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As I write this in my room today I am wearing my warmest socks, my winter coat, and a scarf. More on that later, but temperatures are dropping quickly here. Today, I thought it would be nice to tell everyone a little bit about where...

ANGERS: On my way

January 15, 2013

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After months upon months of filling in boxes on government applications, praying on my hands and knees that I get my student Visa in time, handling keep-this-safe-or-die official documents, and trying to get my head around packi...

KOBLENZ: Day 1

KOBLENZ: Day 1

January 10, 2013

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