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Month: September 2015

Ready for Istanbul (?)

Merhaba! I can picture it already, alone in Istanbul Ataturk Airport, completely and utterly lost. I try to decipher the signs using my copy of “Turkish for Dummies” only to find myself even more confused. I finally manage to make my way over to the baggage claim section. Baggage claim is always a stressful and

Taiwan to Hong Kong

by Ann Ku Hi! I’m Ann, a junior at Northwestern studying Industrial Engineering. Though I’m getting ready to travel to Hong Kong, it’s already been a busy and exciting summer in Asia, as I’ve been interning in Taiwan. After spending time with my relatives and even making friends with my co-workers, I have to say

Unexpected Espressos

My pasticceria had just put out some fresh brioche, knowing I had to grab one on the way to school. The pastry chef spoke not a lick of English, but we chatted away while I had my morning espresso, rushing out at the last moment with my usual chocolate croissant in hand. “Ciao, ciao! Buona

Living in the City of Lights

It’s now been one month since I landed in Paris, and it’s been a whirlwind. Although I was told that France would be an entirely different experience, it wasn’t until I had lived here for a few weeks that I began to see just how true that was. I still walk to school, but instead

The Homestay Experience

The whole trip entering Chile I felt small. I was just a boy on a tiny green bus that rode on the thin, snow covered international pass, “Los Libertadores”. The road, the bus, and I meandered through the international border, insignificant in size, age, and wonder next to the towering Aconcagua and all of the