Portrait? Ready!

Note (added Feb 1): I asked the lady if I can take a picture of her dog and she agreed. I was about to leave, but the next thing I know, a man (her husband?) wanted in the photo. I snapped another one, but it didn’t turn out that great.

Portrait? Ready!

Go Back and Tell Them

Excerpt from lessons learned after studying abroad:

Towards the end of my study abroad trip, I met a man in the market who told me how happy he was that I was in Mexico. He told me earnestly, “You have to go home and tell them what we’re like here. Go back and make them see that we’re people, too.”

And that’s key—of course, you’re studying abroad for you. But you’re also taking on a responsibility. This country has taken you in, fed you, taught you, broken your heart, and healed it again.

How will you return the favor?