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There and back again: Two weeks in Middle-earth

Filed in Blog, Ecuador by on January 26, 2015 2 Comments
There and back again: Two weeks in Middle-earth

Ecuadorians are fond of saying that Ecuador is the center of the world, and I can’t blame them. The very name Ecuador refers to that famous zero-latitude that runs through the country, missing the capital by a few miles. The Colorado-sized country is divided into four distinct regions. Far to the west, the Galapagos sparked […]

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Realizations

Filed in Blog, India, Smith Family Scholarship by on January 20, 2015 0 Comments

By the second week of my time in India, I had been exposed to so many different things. The traffic system, the languages of Marahti and Hindi, and various different foods that all had a unique texture, smell and taste. However, three points of realization overcame me as I was riding in a rickshaw towards […]

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Coming back to [snowy] Jordan

Filed in Blog, Jordan by on January 13, 2015 0 Comments
Coming back to [snowy] Jordan

After two weeks of eating mom’s Ukrainian cooking, celebrating the holidays merrily and speaking entirely in English, I eagerly boarded the plane from Kansas City en route to Chicago en route to Jordan on Jan. 3. It wasn’t that I was so ecstatic to leave my family, but I was ready to resume the bustling […]

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Cologne and Bonn Christmas markets

Filed in Blog, Germany by on January 11, 2015 0 Comments
Cologne and Bonn Christmas markets

So if you’ve noticed a trend in some of my previous points let me confirm it: I love Christmas markets! I took a few pictures on my way back from IEM Cologne of the markets there, as well as pictures of the market in Bonn and a middle ages market in a town called Siegburg […]

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IEM Cologne

Filed in Blog, Germany by on January 10, 2015 0 Comments
IEM Cologne

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge video game nerd, and if you don’t know me, well, I’m a huge video game nerd. So I was pretty excited to hear that a tournament for a game I love was going to take place in Cologne, which is very close to Bonn. There were two […]

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A day in Dusseldorf

Filed in Blog, Germany by on January 9, 2015 0 Comments
A day in Dusseldorf

Two friends and I decided to use a day of our Christmas break to travel to Dusseldorf for a day. Usually the trip would be a little over half an hour by train, but we unknowingly took a regional train that ended up taking more than two hours to reach Dusseldorf. But the long trip […]

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Heidelberg

Filed in Blog, Germany by on January 8, 2015 0 Comments
Heidelberg

A little bit after Thanksgiving I went on a trip to Heidelberg that the International Office was putting on. It was a fun trip and I enjoyed getting to see the city. Share this:

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Domesticated paradise

Filed in Blog, India, Smith Family Scholarship by on January 7, 2015 0 Comments

I arrived in Mumbai, India, and knew instantly that I would not want to leave. It may have partly to do with the fact that it was 70 degrees at night, in January, but also because of the beautiful colors and amazing smells around me. Once in my hotel room for the night I had […]

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Surreal return to America

Filed in Blog, Jordan by on January 7, 2015 0 Comments

I have been back in the States for a little over a week now and it feels very surreal. The pace of life here is nothing compared to Amman’s. It’s almost boring to not hear a constant clash of car honks and cat fights outside of my window. However, unlike most students who have returned […]

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Thanksgiving in Deutschland

Filed in Blog, Germany by on January 7, 2015 0 Comments

So even though I’m writing this almost a full month after Thanksgiving I still thought I’d talk about it. Obviously Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday in Germany, so to Germans it’s just another Thursday, but to me and my fellow Americans, it’s a time to see family and friends and to eat ourselves sick while being […]

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