Anna Gibbs

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Part 2: Saba Tales

Well, as time so often works, it was slow while it was happening, but looking back, it went incredibly fast. Though I savored each moment of my time on Saba, I can’t believe that my two weeks on the island are already over. By the time I left last Saturday morning, I had already promised …

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Where in the world is Denmark? and other things you may not have known about the happiest country in the world

When I chose to study abroad in Denmark, I only knew that it was once ranked the happiest country in the world. I didn’t know its population size, or its cuisine, or its traditions, or even its location. I wasn’t alone in this boat either. The day that I left to study abroad in January …

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Packing List for a Trip to the Rainforest

Note: These packing suggestions are specific to Iracambi Centro in Minas Gerais, Brazil, but many would still be relevant to other rainforest/tropical experiences. Hope travelers find this helpful! Packing is hard. Packing for the rainforest is even harder. What do rainforest-appropriate clothes look like? What do you wear to protect skin from sunburn and bugs …

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Coming home – Days 18-20

Last Saturday was to be my last day in Brazil. I was flying out of Rio de Janeiro at 10:15 that night, and I planned to leave Iracambi as early as possible to make sure I made it there with plenty of time. Three other volunteers decided to split the taxi with me to the …

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City of Gold – Days 10-12

This was my second – and last – weekend in Brazil. I spent it in a small city called Ouro Preto, which translates to Black Gold.    I traveled to the city with three of the other volunteers – Ronja, Riho, and a new volunteer from Switzerland named Alex. Luckily, one of the Iracambi coordinators …

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