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September 11, 2006

My first day at the University of Valparaiso, all the new exchange students were sat down and shown a video: “Chile, en seis minutos” (Chile in Six Minutes, for those of you with absolutely no powers of deduction.

August 14, 2006

By way of introduction, I’m Monica Evans, your Valparaísian voice, your Chilean correspondent, your Latin American lovechild… I’m a strayed Vic student, and I’m just about to start a semester-long University-exchange in Valparaíso, Chile, and charmed-I’m-sure to have the chance to recount to you some of my experiences and observations of life on the opposite […]

April 24, 2006

Reflections on last month’s Climate Change Conference at Te Papa. Look at us go! From a little old university, on a steep little hill, in a lovely little city, in a faraway little country there came…

March 7, 2005

For two smaller-than-average, wide-eyed-and-trusting, farm-fresh, cheeky-as-fuck, highly vulnerable white girls travelling alone and cheap-cheap-cheap through the dodgier areas of Mexico and Guatemala, it was all going suspiciously well. My sister and I had not fallen ill with any glamorous yet incurable tropical diseases; no Columbian drug ring had held us hostage; we’d been impregnated by […]

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