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 In the Valpo Vida blog,

 In the Valpo Vida blog, there were nice pictures, and the author did well to describe both the good and the bad parts of her trip.  After reading her posts, I was even more resolved in my desire to go to Chile.

In Anne's blog, the artful use of epigraph betrayed the fact that these posts were written by a scholar.  The many links were useful and informative, and in reading one of the comments I noticed that there were connections being made across the globe.  Anne's meditation on living in a place of comfort vs. putting oneself in new and unfamiliar settings and how to balance the two particularly resonated with me as I've been thinking about the same issue recently.   The references to Chile's history caught my eye, because we're learning about Pinochet and the rest in Spanish class.  Anne's fear about simply 'skimming the surface' in her four month stay in South America made me sit back and think.  What I came up with is that that's usually all anyone ever does in a short trip to a foreign place.  

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