Author Archives: Nicole FR

About Nicole FR

Just an old soul in limbo.

Learning to be home again

Above: pictures of Rio, I fell in love with the city and the most hospitable people I’ve met on this Earth in 4 days flat. Below: massive blog post

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a vida pantaneira (life in the pantanal)

I’ve been working at a really cool cattle ranch and ecolodge in the Brazilian Pantanal. It’s so hard to sum up the experience I’ve been having here so I revert to lists of cool new things. Also,  the list of … Continue reading

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A word after a word / after a word is power.

Departure from the Jungle (originally “Abschied vom Urwald”) With my suitcase, I sit on the beach; Below me, on the streamer, Indians, Chinese, Malayans are shouting, Laughing loudly and trading their knickknacks. Behind me, feverish nights, and days Of glowing … Continue reading

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a crowd, dust and the sunset

I went to the first soccer game of the season yesterday and snapped this shot after a heart-attack inducing, exciting game. The weather has been fantastic! I love the first real days of fall – everyone is just so grateful … Continue reading

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unconvential packing list

A friend here asked me the other day what I hope to take back from Paraguay. Not the tangible, but the habits I’ve picked up. The first things that came to mind were probably pretty common from Volunteers who serve … Continue reading

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all over the place, so this post is too.

I was falling asleep last night and got into those crazy, nonsensical, but at the same time deep thoughts that you get pre-sleep. Of course I was too lazy to get out of bed and write them out that night, … Continue reading

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Speaking of buses…

After our Close of Service Conference, about 30 peace corps volunteers and I took a trip to the Salto Cristal waterfall. Somehow all the norteamericanos and all our bags (we have LARGE bags) fit on a bus that was already half … Continue reading

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