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Top 10.

Top 10 Things I Miss About Living in the United States 10.  American football: Some of my friends went to a sports bar to try and watch the Bears play the Packers, but the game wasn’t on any of the channels. I’m sort of glad I didn’t see it, though, because it sounded painful for […]

Quick Update from Wittenberg to Wiemar

Hey-o everyone. Here is a quick update of life here in Wittenberg. For those of you who don’t know, I play die Posaune… the trombone, and here in Wittenberg, the day we got home from Prague, there was a huge Posaunefest! I missed a lot of it but I did get a few interesting things […]

The Medicine Man

I cannot believe that it has already been 2 weeks that we have been here in Ecuador.  I thought it felt as though I had been here forever, then someone mentioned to me that today is 2 weeks, and I gasped with shock.  Time is flying here and our rigorous schedule always keeps me busy.  This past […]

A Shower for the Soul.

I have recently discovered that there are some types of body cleansing that may require one to take a shower afterward. Sound like a confusing form of logic? Keep reading and you’ll understand. Recently, some of the Augie students here in Ecuador went on a weekend trip to Saraguro, a smaller town that has an […]

Prague. Prag. Praha.

Let us see. Did I enjoy Prague this last weekend? Eh… I mean, it was kinda, sorta, absolutely-a… amazing! Here’s a preface: this is goin’ to be one long entry people, but it is worth it. The trip to Prague was taken by train and all 13 Wittenbergers went together. After a few layovers, we […]


Ahoy from Prague (that’s Czech for ‘Hi’)   The Wittenberg group has left the tiny confines of this quaint little town and have headed off for the big city…in Eastern Europe. There is definitely a difference between Germany and the Czech Republic. I wouldn’t say it is poor, but whereas Germany is a first world […]

First Days in Cuenca

So first of all, I would like to apologize to everyone for taking so long to write this and not having pictures again.  I just got settled into Cuenca (my home for the next 3 weeks) and do not think that the computers here like my camera.  So there will not be any pictures until […]

Mi Hermoso Ecuador

We´ve just wrapped up our first week in Cuenca and I´m sorry it´s been so long since my last update! On our way from Riobamba we stopped at Ingapirca, the site of Inca ruins in the Cañar Province or Ecuador. Originally, Ingapirca was inhabited by the Cañaris until the Incas took over and blended their […]

Uhhh…No hablo español.

It’s been, what, 8 days since arriving in Ecuador? It feels like it’s been much longer, but in a good way. We’ve been traveling to so many amazing places and having so many once in a lifetime experiences that it’s hard to believe that this really is my life right now!

Wittenberg: A Little Somethin’-Somethin’

Up ’til this point in time, life has been seeming a little strange. You see people – I just spent the past week of my life rushing to pack, rushing to the airport, flying overseas, and living in a foreign country… that’s not an average week for me. Also, time is messing with my mind. […]