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Giving Gracias

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here are the top ten things I am thankful for while living in Cartagena… 10 . Skin Cancer - Even though my skin is turning into leather and white spots are forming on my skin, I still love the happiness and energy the sun gives me.  9 . My Students - Despite their erratic work ethic, they always have a smile on their faces and never complain if I forget something or have to cancel class.  8. The Ex-Pats - There is a good group of Peace Corps Volunteers, language teachers, and FBI´s most wanted that create a lively, intellectual and not- so- wholesome atmosphere.  7. The Lunch Ladies – Every day, I eat lunch at the university and barely indicate what I want to eat. They know that I am laying off the rice and beef soup, prefer lentils to beans and to forget the fish on Fridays.   6. Personal Body Guards -  Outside my house there are some great men that I know would help me in an emergency or robbery. They are the doormen of my building, self-em