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Quiet Place? Really?

Everything happened in Nanoseconds. The dog took off after the rooster. The rooster ran flapping its wings, squawking a frantic SOS. Human voices cried out “Po! 510 more words

Uncity Life

First Impressions of Sri Lanka

After my slightly hectic and delayed arrival into Colombo airport at around 5:30AM it was a welcome relief to see Sakula and his driver waiting for me at arrivals and to be ushered into his car from the chaos on the street in front of the airport. 456 more words


Reflections on Studying Abroad

I’ve been back home in the states for nearly a month now. There was definitely a little bit of reverse culture shock returning to the US after a semester in Denmark. 936 more words

Querida Mãe

As I mentioned in my previous post, it’s been a year since I left Brazil. People in my life frequently ask in what ways Brazil has remained with me, despite it being a great distance away from where I am now. 443 more words

The Simple Life

After ten hours on a slow boat down the river, turning the corner to see smiling, waving faces amongst beautiful green views was quite a sight. 481 more words

Going Solo to Mount Bromo

We left Yogyakarta on a local train known as a Prameks which run a little like commuter trains and are very cheap. We paid just 8000 rupiah (40p) for the hour long journey to our next destination, Solo. 1,294 more words