Sipping and Stories

A while back, I ventured to campus corner to sit and chat with people who had traveled abroad to either Spain or Latin America. I absolutely love Second Wind and its environment, and it was so nice to have a laid back conversation. I’m planning on spending one of my summer abroad in a Spanish speaking country so it was a great opportunity to compare the two.
A girl who had been to Puebla absolutely loved her experience. She raved about the vibrancy of the city. There seems to just be a pulse in the city; it’s a musical city.
Another loved described the very cultured historic cities she traveled to in Spain. She also had great stories of how her host mother kept feeding her food till she almost burst!
My roommate, Joni, had also been to Spain and absolutely loved her experience. She loved the tightness of the cities and how spread out the countrysides were.
Throughout their great (and not so great) stories, I really got a better sense of the differences between Spain and Latin American Countries.
I don’t know yet which I will choose. The more traditional European style trip to Spain would definitely fit my personality more but it’s in my comfort zone. I’ve traveled to El Salvador before and I can attest that the cities are very much alive. I think traveling to Latin America would put me, once again, out of my comfort zone, which could be a good thing for me. I am fascinated with both cultures and I hope to be able to incorporate them into my work, into my art.

Author: Lydia

Hi!
My name’s Lydia Brinkmann and I am a Freshman here at the University of Oklahoma studying Dramaturgy. Now I know most people don’t know what that is so I’ll give you a brief summary. A dramaturg is a theater analytic, we are the experts on the scripts, and we do a bunch of digging and research on the play. We then use this information to collaborate with the director, designers, and performers to create the best show possible. We’re the theater nerds in the truest sense :) I’m originally from Cincinnati, Ohio and I’ve lived there all of my life. I’ve only ever traveled outside of the United States once, when I went to El Salvador for a week. I hope to travel to a Spanish speaking country while at OU and fully engross myself in their culture. I want to one day incorporate the traditions of all different countries and their cultures into my art. I want to bring life from around the world to people here in the United States and share my love for theater and our global community at the same time.

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