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The last time I was in China, fall 2008, I had a part-time internship with the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, a think tank in Shanghai. Towards the end of my internship, my boss invited me to lunch with him and someone he wanted me to meet.
When I was new in Mumbai, I quickly realized that I’d have to learn to use the local train. Cosmopolitan Mumbai on India’s west coast is a linear city, which means that taking cabs or rickshaws from place to place is expensive and time-consuming
A popular saying goes, ‘It is medicine, not scenery, for which a sick man must go searching’ (Seneca). But I am sure the opposite holds true for anyone who visits Kenya. With its exotic animals, tropically abundant lands, sun-kissed coastline, and tribal zest, scenic Kenya has the cure for all ailments.
In the daytime, I felt completely safe walking around most areas of London. Here I am in front of the National Gallery of London, which seemed much like the Met in New York. At night, things tended to get more shady. The London Underground doesn’t run all night and after leaving a club, it often took around 20 minutes to find a cab.
While working as an au pair in Turkey, my host-mom always sent the driver with me when I went into Istanbul – making me feel very over-protected. But on my last day in the country, I went there without the driver and finally understood that she’d wanted to protect me from male harassment.