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Entries from February 2007

I need some suggestions

February 28th, 2007 · No Comments

Going to Carnaval actually let me check something off my list. I realized that so far I’ve…
-done Loi Krathong in Chiang Mai, Thailand
-an Indian wedding in Mumbai
-Carnval in Salvador
I’ve gotten some ideas from friends, mainly:
-Oktoberfest in Munich
-full solar eclipse
-Midsummers Night Eve in Sweden
-check out Aura Borealis from Alaska in the summer
Anything else I should [...]

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I’ve never gotten this before…

February 27th, 2007 · No Comments

…Argentinean. I was talking with the portieros downstairs in Portuguese, asking if they had a phone number to the laundry place I needed to go to. I’m dressed in my Carolina black t-shirt, Cal-Berkeley shorts and sandals with a US Army green duffel bag. I also hadn’t shaved in about a week, [...]

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What Should I Give Up For Lent?

February 17th, 2007 · No Comments

The Middle Path is totally thrown out the door for Carnaval, especially Carnaval in Brazil. Two classmates and I will be going to Salvador in Bahía for a week to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells, and other experiences of this holiday-this is supposedly the most “traditional” Carnaval around. Others are dispersing off to [...]

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É verdadeiro que falo Português

February 11th, 2007 · 1 Comment

My half-birthday is in a month, and with the speed of the postal system, if anyone mails me something, it ought to get here about in time. I’ve noticed some of the creature comforts that I’m used to in the USA aren’t widespread here. Things like clothes dryers and Internet, but I’ve found [...]

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On First Blush

February 11th, 2007 · No Comments

India is a country of culture, history and people; sadly though, it needs help with the rest. It is a cradle of religions and civilizations, but in a country with over a billion people, being in the top 1% means there’s 10 million competitors. I spent a week in Mumbai (old Bombay), India [...]

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