Traveler Bio

¿Cómo andas? Hey there! I'm Sarah, writing to you from Uruguay. My opening sentence might directly translate to "How do you walk?" but here, it's about as commonly said as "¿Cómo estás?", or "How are you?" when greeting people.

That's one thing I'm learning here: That even if you might have learned about one "correct" way to say something in a language, that can change depending where you are. Many of my readers may be familiar with Spanish, but I'll venture to guess that you're less familiar with Uruguay! Well, that's why I'm here to tell you about it, about this lesser-known gem of a chicken nugget of a country (really, if you look at Uruguay on a map, it takes the form of a chicken nugget).

A little bit about me: I'm from New York City, studied psychology and geography at the State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY Geneseo), and taught English and lived for a year in Ecuador. There, I began developing the skills that I use here every day: teaching others; adapting to unfamiliar environments; and, of course, improving my understanding of Spanish and Spanish-speaking cultures. I enjoy writing (especially essays and poetry), photography, playing the ukulele and singing, baking, dancing and walking. When I don't know what to do, I walk. So, like I wrote at the beginning: ¿Cómo andas?