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Jessica Finds A Familiar But Foreign Culture In San Antonio

Roberto Martinez

Of course, San Antonio is the friendliest city in the country. 

While residents puff their chests about how easy and accommodating the city is, it was anything but for 18-year old UTSA student Jessica Elizarraras. Now the food writer for the San Antonio Current, Jessica says she struggled to fit in back then. Despite being from Brownsville, she found herself confronting a culture that was familiar but foreign.

Fiesta? Cascarones? Puro? All things she had to learn about, and sometimes accept as out of reach.

Listen to this, then tweet her @jesselizarraras.

 This story was recorded for Worth Repeating September 4, 2018 at Brick. The theme was "Alien."

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