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For The Sake of Humanity I Won’t Be Quiet

By Kristance Harlow | November 6, 2013 |
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People who know me aren’t all that surprised I became a writer, I’ve never been one to have an idea and be quiet about it. Sure, as I’ve gotten older I’ve tempered my expressiveness into a calm art form. I even found I needed to quit debate in college because I took it too personally…

Foto Friday: Joy To The World

By Kristance Harlow | November 2, 2013 |
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Having relived some painful memories in my last post, today’s Foto Friday post is all about joy. Capturing true moments of happiness, few words are needed as the pictures truly speak for themselves. Take a moment and think about how your smile can bring joy to others. I find myself smiling just looking at these…

Best Birthday Ever – Argentina Knows How To Celebrate

By Kristance Harlow | October 7, 2013 |
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I’ve had my fair share of crappy birthdays. In my second year of college, a friend and I had planned on a dual baking party for our birthdays, which were only a couple days apart. At the last minute she told me she didn’t want to have a party anymore and the plans fell through.…

Landscape with horse Ireland

3 Moments In Ireland I Never Wanted To Forget

By Kristance Harlow | October 1, 2013 |
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The wind was beautiful and soulful, light yes riddled with gusts of beauty. On the walk to Mount Shannon I heard Irish ancestors speak to me in the mist.

My Argentine Emergency Room Visit

By Kristance Harlow | September 28, 2013 |
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I’ve been here for barely a month and already I’ve had to take a trip to the emergency room. I live life in a very yes or don’t-know fashion, once I make a decision I stick to it but I am the most annoying person when trying to decide between two options. It drives my…

Opposite Seasons, Skipping Autumn

By Kristance Harlow | September 26, 2013 |
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Living south of the equator means a lot of things, I never paid enough attention to toilets flushing up north to tell you whether the water really does swirl in the opposite direction, but the one thing that is definitely opposite is the change of seasons. As my friends back home start preparing for winter,…

Yangchen Choling Monastery, Spiti Valley

3 Qualities International Volunteers Must Have

By Kristance Harlow | September 24, 2013 |
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In an earlier blog post I wrote about graffiti in the parks of Buenos Aires and shared a photo of art at Plaza Los Inmigrantes, I have more to tell you about Graffiti Mundo and the work being done in the Olivos barrio. The picture to the right was taken by Cris, Ale’s mother who dedicates…

Homesickness – Life On The Move

By Kristance Harlow | September 17, 2013 |
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I’m at the age now where everyone is having kids on purpose, at least three times a week someone I know on Facebook is getting engaged, and every weekend someone posts wedding pictures. Some people I know play bridesmaid in multiple weddings each summer, and my family and friends are all moving towards a life…

Slow Travel – Taking My Time in Buenos Aires

By Kristance Harlow | September 11, 2013 |
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I love the way of the slow traveler. The life of the expat. The relaxed and confident way of looking at a place that you are not rushing through. Too often when I travel I want to see so much and have too little time to do what I want, so it becomes a research…

Argentina: Three Favorite Things

By Kristance Harlow | August 25, 2013 |
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I’ve been away from the good ole US of A for only four days so far, but already I’ve racked up a lot of ridiculous and awesome experiences. Do you ever travel and have something really weird happen to you and then wish you’d taken a picture? Luckily for me, I am obsessed with my…

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