Moving away, I knew there would be events I would have to miss - birthdays, Thanksgivings, anniversaries, etc. However, when I signed up for this I did not anticipate missing my grandparents' memorial. Two days before school let out for summer, my grandfather passed away. He had been sick and miserable for a very long … Continue reading Dear Gram and Papa
A night of Nostalgia. At first it sounds somber - A longing for the past. A yearning for what has been. But in Uruguay, the night before the recognized Independence Day is one of celebration for nostalgia. It is a celebration of the past decades of music and what once was that brought us to … Continue reading Noche De Nostalgia – August 24th
One of the great Uruguayan traditions is the parrilla. Translated to barbecue, the parrilla is a large grill filled with delicious cooking meat. And you eat the meat with friends and family. You can have a parrilla at any time, but Sundays are the big days. Most people in Montevideo spend time with their families … Continue reading Just another Parrilla Sunday
I am so bummed! I mean I feel like a really missed my calling! I should have been a thief. I have learned about some of my very interesting hidden talents since moving to Uruguay. One of which is my inability to be finger printed. Everyday we have to clock in and out of the … Continue reading I Should have been a Thief
The MVD Mujeres (as the beautiful Ana has coined us) decided to treat ourselves to some good food and some good fun. We went to this restaurant two blocks from my house called La Perdiz. It is one of the delicious staples in Montevideo where you can get the traditional Uruguayan meal - from Asado to … Continue reading Uruguayan Billards
The amazing Tavis organizes wine events through the ever fabulous Internations, which brings international people together through community events. This month the Wine Explorers of Montevideo went to a little wine bar in Mercado del Puerto called The Wine Experience. This is an amazing venue! It is well decorated, super open for mingling and conversations, and … Continue reading The Wine Experience
So Katie had the brilliant idea to jump on the Montevideo bandwagon and buy some rollerblades. We have this beautiful Rambla and see the roller gangs all the time. It looks like a fabulous workout and fun! Our friend Mariel has a neighbor who is super into the sport. He is a part of a … Continue reading Roller Babes!
I cannot even begin to explain how lucky I feel to know the people I work with. And through them, my list of awesome people to know continues to grow and grow. From day one, I have fallen in love with these amazing people who are not only fabulous educators, but also fun and amazing … Continue reading The Best Part of Uruguay
To my beautiful new friend: I've only known you for a short time, but I feel like we have been friends forever. I respect the hell out of you and feel so privileged that I got to celebrate you for a whole weekend! Ride in this new year like the bad-ass bitch that you are.