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Big, Bad Bogotá: A Gritty Account of the South American Capital

Big, Bad Bogotá: A Gritty Account of the South American Capital

Altitude, pollution, poverty, noise, and toxic smells: Bogotá, located some 2600 meters high, rolls out over the Sabana de Bogotá like an extraordinary ugly carpet. Its physical impact is as inescapable as it is overwhelming; the smog so dense you feel as though you’re personally running on petrol and the police posted on every corner(…)

Becoming Conversational: Studying Spanish Abroad in Antigua Guatemala

Becoming Conversational: Studying Spanish Abroad in Antigua Guatemala

There is no real secret to learning a foreign language – you just have to practice – but that doesn’t mean you should sit in your room with your face buried in a conjugation book all day. If you really want to practice, you’ve got to get out in the real world, have drinks with(…)