Archive for Category: "study abroad"
You’re walking down Calle de Alcalá in Madrid with your three friends and a cool traveler guy you met at the hostel. Everything is beautiful, peachy, and even the weather is on your side. Suddenly, the purse that has practically become part of your body from always being on you seems lighter
Since studying abroad at Bogazici University for almost four months in Istanbul, I’ve learned a few life lessons about living in another country. Here are some tips that I’d like to share from my personal experience
Although little of São Paulo’s colonial architecture remains and a plethora of rectangular buildings have taken their place, giving rise to the “concrete jungle” image, the city’s charm is sprinkled throughout various bairros or neighborhoods
If you come to Turkey, you must try the local food. It’s nearly impossible not to since Turkey has few restaurants serving international cuisine. Turkish food is cheap in both food stands, restaurants, and cafes. The cuisine is mostly meat based accompanied by oily and carbohydrate-laden foods
So I keep this little red journal where I write illegible bouts of ideas and thoughts. It’s like a hard drive of impressions made of words rather than a photo taken with a camera. Or, it’s like a memory scrapbook, a place to vomit out thoughts, and a place to collect thoughts through stream of consciousness writing