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Stomach snafu vs. peppers. Anyone want to place a bet?

Food is our great connector. No matter where you go, you can start a conversation about food and...
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If you give a girl a strep throat, AKA clinic report, Queens, NY edition

I should have known as I was lying on the floor because it was where I dropped when I decided I...
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The woman who saved my artichoke

A different kind of feria report. As some of you may know, as I've mentioned it here, and in real...
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Santiago Carnaval Report. Dancers and Cuchiflies and Chaya, oh my!

At any event in Chile, you are sure to find people selling something. Some of these people live...
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New-to-me Santiago Feria Report

Oh, the feria. If there's a constant in my life, and you are also in my life, you know I live by...
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The Great Election Walk of 2016, in Santiago, Chile

Though it may seem strange if you are from the US or many other countries, where only citizens are given the right to vote, once you have been in Chile as a legal resident for five years (including one-year visas), you are automatically folded into the rolls of...

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How to parse a sign in Spanglish

Today I am going to teach you how to parse a sign you see in Spanglish, and by parse, I mean consider how it came to be written how it is written, as opposed to in actual English, based on a previous knowledge of Spanish. Before I begin, I should mention that I...

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In Which I Owe the Argentine Government $14 (Spoiler, $42)

Detailing the most rookie of mistakes, which you, upon reading this, will not make. Considering the number of borders I've crossed in my life, I consider the fact that I've gotten this far a minor miracle. Also, photos, and Patagonia love. When I planned my trip to,...

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Tales of a Very Aggressive Vegetable in Suriname

In the stultifying heat of Paramaribo, Celeste and I needed lunch. It what our first day together in this city that we both happen to love, for no real reason except that everything about it says, "hey, why are you here?" and "welcome." Everything from...

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