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Settling in...

It's been a while, but I've been trying to get my bearings and didn't make time for writing. The city of Baton Rouge stretches out in all directions, seemingly unconcerned about space, trees, time or money. On the outside, it looks like a business town: signs everywhere, large hotels, a few casinos, restaurants and shopping malls. It is also home to Louisiana State University, and the LSU colours of gold and purple seem to be everywhere, from people's t-shirts, to large advertising signs to LSU-themed cupcakes and purple-gold tortilla chips. People here are incredibly proud of their college football team, and on football day the whole city seems to unite in a warm, friendly and celebratory way to cheer on "the Tigers" - it is a feeling quite unlike the one that exists before our football (or soccer) matches, which are neither warm nor friendly. Baton Rouge is not that big of a city, and while I still wouldn't be able to tell you how to get from point A to…