Touring Natchitoches

Oof, spelling Natchitoches and saying it are two different beasts. By the time you reconcile the fact that you just won’t be pronouncing half the letters/syllables in the word, you’re then tasked with spelling it and half to reinsert all those letter/syllables you were told to ignore. If you’ve never been to Louisiana and are…

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Meet the Parents; or My Unexpected Language Immersion Trip

This is my third time visiting South Africa and this time I wanted to see the other side of the country; see Johannesburg. We could’ve flown, but I like road trips, so we packed up the car and made the 15 hour drive. Unfortunately, I couldn’t help Efrem drive because I can’t drive a manual…

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Cruises, Culture, and Responsibility

So I realize I haven’t posted in a good minute. My practicum, the last requirement for my degree, really took over my life; I’m not being hyperbolic. I wasn’t cooking very creatively, I wasn’t cooking much at all, and I just couldn’t breathe a second long enough to think to take photos of anything or…

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Saturdays

Saturdays for me mean Old Biscuit Mill for breakfast/brunch. Old Biscuit is like an outdoor market/shopping center, but on Saturdays, there is a whole section of food vendors, and the food is EXCELLENT for a food-lover like myself. I always tell myself I’m going to try new things when I go, but there are certain…

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Back to Africa

Okay, maybe not the best title for a blog piece, but I did go back to Africa–Cape Town, South Africa that is. I’ve been here about a week now, and while much of my time has been spent catching up on sleep from the 2 weeks of not sleeping during finals and moving, and then…

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Sobonana South Africa

What can I say about these past ten weeks? In sum–they’ve been AMAZING! But if I break it down, they’ve been exciting, frustrating, tiresome, infuriating, cold, unexpected, sweet, beautiful, warm, breathtaking, gross, passionate, exhausting, and a number of other adjectives that aren’t quite readily coming to mind. South Africa is easily one of the most…

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Two Week Notice

This summer (winter) has gone by unbelievably fast. I’m down to my last two weeks in Cape Town. While I’m excited to go home and be in warm weather, have my car back, have my own place again, and eat myself to death with new orleans food–I’m undoubtedly sad that I will be leaving this…

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Weekend Adventures

This first weekend in Cape Town was awesome! I’m being very serious about the use of that particular word, unlike the multitudes of young people who utilize it for anything in their lives that is slightly more than mundane. Cape Town truly is awesome (adjective) definition: extremely impressive or daunting synonyms: breathtaking, awe-inspiring, magnificent, wonderful, amazing, stunning,…

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