Tag Archives: Festival

An Irish Wedding (Danny Carpenter)

My Aunt Sonya’s cousin Emer was getting married here in Galway and I was invited along since my uncle was not able go with my aunt.  So early Saturday afternoon I got dressed in my new dress clothes from Penny’s … Continue reading

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I Survived (Ashley Wilson)

I SURVIVED MY FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL…kind of. My mind is a little tattered after the first week, a couple of classes left me bind boggled you could say. They speak so darn fast! But I came out un scared. … Continue reading

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Festivals (Danielle Costello)

There is a festival in Hyde Park that recently started called Winter Wonderland. It is the perfect thing to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. It plays Christmas music, has hot chocolate, and even ice skating; but has so much … Continue reading

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Life as a Cusqueñan (Caitlin Petersen)

My first really definable confrontation with the cultural differences between Peru and the U.S. came in the form of a birthday party.  My host Dad’s birthday party, that is.  I live with one other student from my volunteer group, Becca, … Continue reading

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Festivals (Paul Krechel)

Spain is truly vibrant and exciting when a festival rounds the corner. As Spain celebrated its independence this past month, people from all over the country came to Madrid to watch and take part in the annual representation and acknowledgement … Continue reading

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Festivals (Tom Mauthe)

Oh, hey gang, didn’t see you there.  I just came back from an extraordinary trip to the city of Munich.  Why would you travel to Munich you may ask? Well chief, I went to Munich because that’s where Oktoberfest occurs.  And let … Continue reading

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