Happy Independence Day, Indonesia! Independence Day is actually on Aug. 17, but greetings from a future resident!
It’s actually on Aug. 17, but I was busy getting ready to move back to Agnes Scott College. So, along with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, I reiterate, Happy Independence Day!
Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind ? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne? — “Auld Lang Syne,” Robert Burns Less than two weeks ago, I was wandering the streets of Glasgow, Scotland. Already, my five months in Scotland feels unreal, like the wispiest of dreams. Every once in awhile, … Continue reading
Italy remains magical even the second time around, especially colorful Venezia. Whether wandering by the canals, eating a slice of pizza the size of my head, or going to Easter Mass in a tiny church where the liturgy I am intimately familiar with is transformed into the unfamiliar in the musical Italian language, this country, … Continue reading
This final (probably) post about España is possibly the toughest one to write because my month there, short as it was, was probably one of the most life-changing experiences I’ve ever had. And, it’s difficult to write about experiences like that without relying on a host of cliches. How can I talk about what I had … Continue reading
June 8 Last Wednesday, I found Jesus! On Monte Naranco, anyway. Known as “El Cristo,” the giant statue of Jesus Christ watches over the city from the summit. I will be the first to admit that I am not at all atlética. My idea of exercise in the great outdoors is pasear por el parque … Continue reading
¡Las comida y bebida! May 31 – June 4, 2011 Agnes Scott provided dos meals a day in Madrid, el desayuno at the hotel and either el almuerzo or la cena. The comida were tasty but, I had (and have) to get used to some things, though: 1.) Meals are looonnnngggg. We would spend hours … Continue reading