Disasters abound

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Natural disasters know no boundaries; all peoples in all geographic areas are subject to nature’s wrath in one form or another. Japan, however, seems particularly star-crossed. Pretty much any type of disaster you can come up with strikes this country with alarming frequency. I’ve experienced several firsthand during my time here.

All the News That’s Fit to Print*

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One of my roommates is quite the social animal. It doesn’t bother me, as she somehow manages to party at an acceptable volume, but every other day my apartment teems with her friends,… Continue reading

Departure and arrival: Rome

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First blog post! After spending a little over a week in Rome, I’d like to tell you about my 24 hour journey to the Eternal City. Flying from Seattle to Rome was one… Continue reading

Bonjour Paris!

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Bonjour tout le monde! I am Damin Ko and going to keep you updated about studying abroad in Paris this fall. I always wanted to learn French but I couldn’t fit a french… Continue reading

My First Week in the Land of the Rising Sun

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It’s been an amazing week here in Fukuoka city! I have never been to Japan before and was filled excitement and expectations prior to the trip. Let’s just say that I wasn’t disappointed.… Continue reading

Beginnings en paris

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When you’re getting ready to travel to France, people tell you a lot of things. They tell you the people can be rude, the men can be aggressive, the food is delicious, that… Continue reading

Ne Mutlu Türküm Diyene (?)

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“What happiness is in he who says ‘I am a Turk’” I was actually going to bring up the topic later, but I saw something last night that compels me to write about… Continue reading

Getting around

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Landmarks One of the first orders of business upon arrival in any foreign country is learning how to get around. There are really two components to this: mode of transportation, and route navigation.… Continue reading

Hey, it’s Not Like I Meant to Cause a Security Breach at an International Airport…

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When it comes to foreign travel, I’m not exactly Marco Polo out here. When I had money, I had no time, and when I had time…well, let’s just say I spent much of… Continue reading

When Seattle’s Rain Follows You To Sydney

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Hey, a vlog! My very first; though, getting creative has a cost. In loving tribute of my camera — because I left Seattle’s rain only to get water damage elsewhere — here is… Continue reading