Monthly Archives: December 2011

I’m still here!

Wow, the last few days seem to have just blurred by me, but I am still here! I headed to Chicago on Friday and met my friend Deirdre at the hotel and we headed out for some Indian, which I … Continue reading

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Selling out?

OMG, today I applied for a job! Today marks exactly five months since I landed in Firenze (Florence) and embarked on my wild and crazy odyssey of travel and language learning!  I have spent a considerable amount of time in … Continue reading

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Going postal, or maybe not?

This afternoon I went to the post office to buy stamps for my Christmas cards.  I needed eight airmail stamps which are $0.98 a piece, but the postal clerk told me that they didn’t have any airmail stamps!   At … Continue reading

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Home again

I arrived back in North Carolina this past weekend.  Fortunately both cars are running!!  I left one in my garage and my neighbors were kind enough to start it up once in a while, and I left the other one … Continue reading

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The Feast of the Immaculate Conception

Thursday, December 8th, was the Feast of the Immaculate Conception and as we traveled to and from the Salinas Grandes we saw several small processions along the roads as people brought statues of the Virgin to their churches. When we … Continue reading

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Mummies (forewarning, you may find this disturbing!)

During the past week I visited the MAAM in Salta (Museo de Arqueología de Alta Montaña) which is home to the human remains of the “Niños del Llullaillaco” (Llullaillaco children). These indigenous mummies were discovered in 1999 and are over 500 … Continue reading

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Purmamarca

After the Salinas Grandes we started to head back to Salta via Purmamarca (Thursday, Nov 8). The road gets really quite crazy here as we drop from an elevation of 4,170 meters (13,681 feet). There was no way you could … Continue reading

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