Halloween: Culture is not a costume

Halloween in New Orleans is an adult affair. The costumes range from non-existent to incredibly over the top creative. Both last year and this year, Halloween has fallen on a weekday so a lot of people went out on the Saturday before. I went to frenchmen st. both times, and the sheer volume of people…

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Home again, home again, jiggity jig jig

Being home is strange. I wasn’t sure how strange it was on the painfully long flight home, but it creeps up on you in strange ways. One of the first things that threw me off was simple—putting toilet paper IN the toilet. Explaining why that was weird to my parents was hilarious, though. We didn’t…

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Finally in Salvador

I’ve been in Salvador for a week now. The apartment that we stayed in for the first week with the program was incredible! We were right on the beach and the apartment overlooked the beautiful blue green water on one side and the farol (light house) on the other. So many mornings we got up…

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