Outside the Pamphlets | Tips for Studying Abroad

Most universities and programs provide study abroad candidates with a packet of some sort which outlines school policies, advises on insurance matters, and provides rudimentary packing lists. As a recent returnee from a 6-month overseas excursion, I can attest to a few more hints that these paper piles might overlook. Continue reading “Outside the Pamphlets | Tips for Studying Abroad”

Saying Farewell

My tenure in Sweden ends in exactly a week, and the inevitable gesture of bidding the country I’ve called home for five months stands just up the road, awaiting the hour Bus 11 passes it by with me onboard, for the final time. Continue reading “Saying Farewell”

8 Hours in Hamburg, Germany

The buzzing port city of Hamburg is difficult to leave after earning a taste of its rich waterfront culture. If you only have one day to breathe it in, you might as well make each inhale count. Continue reading “8 Hours in Hamburg, Germany”

German Food-iday

Some vacations assume a more culinary focus – in my book, the food and drink of a city, region, or entire country offers an important glimpse into the culture, and a charm which cannot be obtained outside of its borders. Germany fit snugly into such a mold during my three-day tour of Hannover and Hamburg. Continue reading “German Food-iday”

Photo Journal | The Bergen Railway

Be still, and let the mountains whisk your worries beneath the snowdrifts or bury them beneath the roots of trees older than thought.  Continue reading “Photo Journal | The Bergen Railway”

Random Ramblings, Issue 2

Date: 4-1-2015

Time: 1:33 P.M./13:33

Location upon writing: My apartment

Reason: A little pre-departure greeting, and a look into the ever-changing web I call my brain. No April Fools jokes below, I promise. Continue reading “Random Ramblings, Issue 2”