Posts Tagged "Culture"

Creative Solutions

  I had the opportunity to begin and end my Mexico trip in the beauty and awe of the canyons and mountains of an area called El Potrero Chico. It is a place that feels out of a fiction novel or of another world, with massive limestone cliffs rising two thousand ...

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Where Only the Brave Tread…

My host, Lulu, who I was shadowing during my time in Mexico, is creating a social entrepreneurship business with her best friend. There is much that is inspiring about this endeavor that they have undertaken. The area of Mexico where I was, was a small town surrounded by others that ...

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Stressful Week… No Time To Think

This week has been by far one the most stressful weeks ever. While writing my paper for research, Word decided to crash as I was about to start writing the discussion section and lost my file (Not what I needed this week). Setting me back on several things I needed ...

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My Experiences in China

Giant panda from the Chengdu Research Base To sum up my experiences in China–unforgettable. This internship experience has taught me so much about the world and about myself. I have always wanted to learn more about the human-animal-environment connection and this program has definitely expanded my knowledge in this area. Not ...

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My Experiences in China

Giant panda from the Chengdu Research Base To sum up my experiences in China–unforgettable. This internship experience has taught me so much about the world and about myself. I have always wanted to learn more about the human-animal-environment connection and this program has definitely expanded my knowledge in this area. Not ...

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Big Buddha, Big Buddha, Big Buddha

Leshan Giant Buddha, view from the top Leshan is the home of the largest Buddha in the world. “Shan” means mountains and the giant Buddha is carved into the side of a mountain overlooking the river, facing Mount Emei. Our cultural guide for this trip was Huang Ming, a friend and ...

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The Enchanting Land of Jiuzhaigou

If you get out of the polluted cities of China, unique and beautiful landscapes await you. Jiuzhaigou National Park has to be one the of most captivating and enchanting places I have ever been in my life. Despite the 10-hour bus ride and the most “challenging” bathrooms I have every ...

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Art Market and Cultural Day

Man who gave us free bracelets Last Friday we had some free time after work to go to the art market. Sarah came with us and was able to help us bargain with the vendors. We do not really know our numbers yet so it is hard for us to bargain. ...

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When in China…

  Man at the art market who gave us free jewelry! The art market of Chengdu is an amazing feast for the eyes. Sarah brought us there so that we could see the handcrafts, jewelry, art, silk, and other Chinese novelties. Before going, she warned us that we would probably see exotic ...

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Stepping Back from Our American Lens

En nuestra pasantia con Laura, una de las trabajadores sociales,en la Clinica de Salud de Puebla A huge part of our experience here these past two weeks has been immersing ourselves in and trying to learn from and about la cultura aquí en Puebla. Through this process, we hope to gain ...

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