Carnavalito and Carnaval!

Hello there! Last weekend was the official kick-off day of the celebration of Carnaval. I recently learned that carnaval is the celebration that takes place the week before lent begins… “carna” comes form the latin word for meat/flesh, and “val” apparently means goodbye. So this “goodbye meat” celebration goes on for a week and the…

La Vida es un Carnaval…

Hello! I haven’t written in forever and for that I am sorry. I wish I would have been more vigilant about documenting the past month because I’m sure at least a few noteworthy things have happened but now I can’t recall them. Honestly, the past month has been a little rough for me… but I…

Visiting Prague and Sedlec Ossuary

I spent the last 4 days of winter break in Prague, Czech Republic. Prague, let me tell you, is one beautiful beautiful city. Seriously. Everywhere you turn there is some architectural masterpiece to behold and despite the extreme cold (okay it wasn’t even snowing but it still chilled me to the bone), we had a…