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Eileen Smith

Eileen Smith is the editor of Matador Abroad. She's an ex-Brooklynite who's made a life in Santiago, Chile. She's a fluent Spanish speaker who can be found biking, hiking, writing, photographing and/or seeking good coffee and nibbles at most hours of the day. She blogs here.

Posts by: Eileen Smith

How full-on Christmas can bring out the Chanukah in you.

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Certain passport holders will pay a reciprocity fee however they enter.

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Surprising support for the Cherokee language, from Google.

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Essential vocab to keeping your hair-related tragedies to a minimum.

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“Implicit in the question ‘Where are you from?’ is the accusation ‘You don’t belong here’.”

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Some are eyesores, drawing vandalism. Others are shut up tight. But I’m drawn in.

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How many people could you talk to if you picked up nine more languages?

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Keep your cash in your pocket. Now you’ve got to arrange the whole shebang online.

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At this point, there are few of us who don’t know how to handle the tear gas.

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Chile has made me both more cautious and less careful in my dealings with other people.

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