I am writing this post as my attempt to try and keep in touch with everyone that is someplace other than I am. I flew into Cartagena, Colombia with no plan, and no friends, but I do have a whole lot of ambition and adventure, so no worries. I won´t lie to you though, despite the picturesque buildings and all the beauty of Cartagena, my first day wandering around was pretty lonely. I kind of started to think to myself, maybe I really was wrong about this and I should…read more
“We cannot successfully address any of our problems without addressing all of them. -“President Obama, Feb. 21, 2009
I read an Article in the International Herald Tribune today talking about how the Obama administration is trying to do everything all at once and as a result will do nothing correctly. There is a lot of buzz and hype around the Obama administration and everyone knows that the expectations are extremely high. He still has very very high approval ratings, suggesting that the public likes what he is doing. However, there are (as there should be) some critics out there always trying to point out the bad things. Most…read more
Everyone told me Salalah is the most beautiful place around and that it is especially great during the Salalah festival in August, so I figured I must go while I am in Oman to see what all the fuss is about. I fell asleep on the 12 hour over-night bus ride across the country and woke up to find the bus engulfed in fog and mist. I was amused; this made no sense. After not seeing a single drop of rain in Oman, I kept thinking to myself, ‘Am I…read more
I have been meaning to start this blog for nearly two years now, ever since I graduated high school. All through high school I had dreamed of traveling and seeing the world and funny things like this, but never realized that I would soon make these dreams come true. Since entering college I have taken advantage of a myriad of study abroad, work abroad and travel opportunities. My first winter break (Dec ‘07- Jan ‘08) I spent about a month in Istanbul, Turkey learning about globalization and how Turkey fits…read more
This is the reflection I wrote after my powerful experience spending the summer in Kenya doing a developmental intership. I created it as a pdf along with photos to send to my classmates. You can read all about Kenya here.