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Writing Home: Saludos Desde Argentina
8 months ago

Writing Home: Saludos Desde Argentina

Greetings from Argentina

The lingering smell of smoke on my clothes used to be a nuisance. Now, it reminds me of laughter and good times, cooking lamb over an open fire and …
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Writing Home: Groeten uit Hilversum
1 year ago

Writing Home: Groeten uit Hilversum

It’s 7:53 a.m., but the Dutch sun has yet to show its face and very well may hide behind a gray blanket of clouds all day. As I trot down …
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Writing Home: Greetings from Austin
2 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings from Austin

Photo by Drew Anthony Smith

After graduating with a degree in civil engineering, I moved to Detroit to work at General Motors. It was my first time being away from …
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Writing Home: Greetings from New Delhi
2 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings from New Delhi

Photos by Abhishek Bali

It’s 6 p.m. My colleague picks me up from a meeting at the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, and we head to Old Delhi to …
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Writing Home: Greetings from NYC
2 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings from NYC

Photo by Michael Nagin

My first day of work in New York City could have been the opening scene of a romantic comedy — I got on the uptown train …
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Writing Home: Salutations Depuis Abidjan!
3 years ago

Writing Home: Salutations Depuis Abidjan!

Chethana Biliyar at the CAVA artisanal market in the Marcory neighborhood of Abidjan. Photo by Abbas Makke

I wake up in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, to a blast of heat and …
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Writing Home: Greetings From China
3 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings From China

I try to sneak by, but even in the bustling morning crowds she manages to spot me. “豆봤,” she calls in Chinese. “Come look at my fresh fruit today.”


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Writing Home: G’day From Cairns
3 years ago

Writing Home: G’day From Cairns

On the night of the lunar eclipse, I sat with my host family on the roof of a pickup truck watching the supermoon towering above us. Green tree frogs, …
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Writing Home: Cheers From London
4 years ago

Writing Home: Cheers From London

London — there’s nothing quite like it. Nine million people, stretching 600 square miles and nearly 2,000 years of history. I first arrived in 2014 to complete the one-year …
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Writing Home: Greetings from Logrono
4 years ago

Writing Home: Greetings from Logrono

[Greetings From Logroño] by Dorrie Brueggemann ’15

When average American college graduates think of Spain, they likely imagine something similar to my experience studying abroad in Seville — …
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