Amy’s and Steph’s lovely posts inspired me to leave a short smattering of thoughts why I love Batten from abroad too.

1. Environmentalism! In my host mother’s apartment, the faucets are always left on. Not full blast, but a constant trickle. Dripping, dripping, always dripping. I’ve taken the liberty of turning them off a few times but I realized that such a thing would be blasphemy in Batten and that’s a fond thought.

2. Interesting vegan food! I’m keeping pretty close to vegetarian here and believe me, ain’t nothing but salad. You Batteniks can do wonders with some chickpeas and lemon juice and the Argentines could learn a few lessons.

3. You lovely ladies! I’ve met a lot of people but you guys are great.

Yours in sappiness, Alison