Category Archives: USA

Celebrating 4th of July in Chile

During holidays like the 4th of July, I’ve been asked how we celebrate in the US. My US Independence Day celebrations seem a little boring compared to the Chilean counterpart that turns into a week-long celebration with barbecue hopping, unlimited empanadas, ever-flowing wine and chicha, cueca dancing, and tons of festivities all over the nation. In the US, I would maybe […]

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Key Biscayne

The secluded island of Key Biscayne, Florida can be reached via the scenic Rickenbacker Causeway crossing the beautiful Biscayne Bay just 10 minutes from downtown Miami (always depending on traffic of course… tip: don’t go there if the Miami marathon is taking place!). The bridge that connects the island with Miami. Photo:  Key Biscayne can be be an easy chance to […]

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I’m not ‘Spanish’!

Welcome to one of my rants. I’ve been away from the blog for a while and have been back in the states. I figured I might as well write a rant about the US since Chile is usually the topic of discussion…and there are far too many rants to write about Chile in the future. 😉 I really have a problem with […]

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The Girl from my Doorstep

There I was walking around in the late evening. I was meeting a friend somewhere, or so it seemed. Catching a glimpse of a figure at a distance, I walked towards him  and a sharp screech broke our silence. We both acted as if we did not hear anything and continued to walk towards each other, but the clamor continued […]

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Old School Jams

I recently watched this short documentary called Why I Ride: Low and Slow which takes you on a cruise through the Mission District of San Francisco (or as one low rider put it: La Misión, Panchito, Aztlán). It took the viewer back to the 80s, which seemed like a foreign depiction to me knowing what La Misión is like now. […]

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Why Go to Class?

(Begin Rant) I have one question for all of those people who go to class and either text, IM, watch Youtube videos, check their Facebook, surf the internet and email instead of taking notes: Why go to class? I understand that it is tempting to text or surf the internet if you use a laptop to take notes or have […]

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