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Iguazú Falls, Argentina: A Magical Place Where Half-Eaten Pizza Crusts Go Missing

Dear Lunch Table, There is something incredibly magical, yet at the same time quite insane, about sitting underneath thousands of pounds of water that drench everything about you, so much so that you don’t even feel like you’re getting wet. Sitting in a boat underneath Iguazú Falls was my insanely magical adventure. Yes, I’m alive […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina: Fútbol – Which Way Do I Go?

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Fútbol – Which Way Do I Go?

Dear Lunch Table, Sometimes my brain hibernates . . . Yeah, I probably should explain. A few days ago, Cal and I sprinted into an indoor soccer complex. We watched players trot from one field to the second field for 22 seconds (okay, maybe it was 37 seconds), and then, speaking in Spanish, we asked […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina: Recoleta’s Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches . . . Nah, Just Ghosts.

Buenos Aires, Argentina: Recoleta’s Vampires, Werewolves, and Witches . . . Nah, Just Ghosts.

Dear Lunch Table, Today, the 31st of October, is a delicious United Statesian holiday, best known as Halloween. In general, South American countries do not celebrate this candy-receiving holiday, which meant that my brother and I had to run five steps out of our apartment door this morning. We are renting an apartment in Argentina […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina: If Rosie said “Podemos Hacerlo,” would the U.S. have a woman president?

Buenos Aires, Argentina: If Rosie said “Podemos Hacerlo,” would the U.S. have a woman president?

Dear Lunch Table, The presidential election in Argentina took place on Sunday, October 23, 2011. Shops, restaurants, and grocery stores were temporarily closed, allowing shop owners and waiters a chance to vote. On Saturday night, all of the bars closed by 10, providing citizens the opportunity to vote sober the next morning. Voting is mandatory […]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina: #2 Pencils, a TI-84 Calculator, and a PSAT Nerd

Dear Lunch Table, Remember Quilbur? The adorable stray dog I fell in love with back in Salta? Unfortunately, we decided against taking him home. As sad as it is, we couldn’t risk the conflict it would cause between our two dogs back home, Sport and Riddle (a.k.a Sportakiss and Squirrel). There is an organization, A.P.E.M.A […]

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Salta, Argentina: If You Give A Dog Steak . . .

Salta, Argentina: If You Give A Dog Steak . . .

Dear Lunch Table, Is it true that if you give a dog a bone he will follow you? No, this is false. He will be too busy chomping on his new treat to realize you are halfway down the block buying ice cream. But what if you give a dog steak? Will he follow you […]

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