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  • July 31, 2011 • Blogs, Summer 2011 Blog • Views: 1108

    Hostel Encounters

    by Eric Gresham: The only constant company in my hostel is the owner’s 120-pound mastiff “Butch,” as winter is the slow season for travel in Puerto Varas, Chile.  But a couple weeks ago two college girls arrived for the weekend,...

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  • July 15, 2011 • Blogs, Summer 2011 Blog, Theme • Views: 948

    4th of July Revelations

    by Eric Gresham: Just when I think I’m on my way to having an adventure in Chile, I meet someone that convinces me otherwise.  The first time it happened was when my boss, Jimmy, invited me for drinks at the Club Orquidia to meet a...

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  • July 11, 2011 • Blogs, Summer 2011 Blog, Summer 2011 Blog, Theme • Views: 1263

    View from the Top

    by Eric Gresham: I sometimes start to get jealous when I’m on Skype with my family and they report to me that it’s 76°F and sunny back home in Alexandria, VA, but opening the door to find ice on the sidewalks and frost on the grass in...

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  • July 5, 2011 • Blogs, Summer 2011 Blog, Summer 2011 Blog, Theme • Views: 1309

    Waking Up to Puerto Varas, Chile

    by Eric Gresham: (Eric Gresham ’11 was in Silliman College. He will be spending the summer working for an outdoor magazine called the Patagon Journal based in Puerto Varas, Chile.) Winter mornings in Puerto Varas, Chile start slow.  As...

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  • May 9, 2011 • Frontiers, Theme • Views: 2532

    Measuring Mountains

    by Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins: I have always been fascinated by the superlative. Fastest. Hardest. Longest. Highest. The –est has always captured my imagination and, in some way or another, often guided my actions. On the morning of January...

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