Cappadocia: Caves, Bellydancers and (Narcolepsy)

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  So, let me tell you about how I went to Cappadocia and got wheelchaired back to my hotel room muttering about how Germans and bellydancers got me in this state. This actually… Continue reading

Study Abroad Isn’t (Only) a Vacation

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Yeni yılınız kutlu olsun (Happy New Year) everyone. Want to start 2015 off with some good karma? Check out the Educational Volunteers Foundation of Turkey (TEGV), which provides free and secular after school… Continue reading

The One-Month Mark

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It’s been one month since I came to Fukuoka and it has been wonderful. Participating in this study abroad program was the best decision I’ve ever made in my entire life! Of course… Continue reading

TL;DR: Click Here, Help Orphans

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No time to read? That’s cool, but before you go, give the Darüşşafaka Society a look and see if you’d like to help orphans get a quality education. The Solar-Powered Underclass I was naïve… Continue reading

It is as beautiful as you heard

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The perceptions we have, or at least that of mine and those around me, on Paris are quite romantic. We are all aware of the famous nicknames of Paris: The City of Love… Continue reading

So what’s an MBA class like in Japan?

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So what sort of classes does an MBA student take in Japan? Well, my course selections are perhaps not representative of an average student, because I am placing a large focus on learning… Continue reading

Sultan Groucho, Molotov Cocktails and Little Furry Bandits

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So, apparently I’ve been terrifying relatives with my stories of political demonstrations and persecuted journalists, and now every time the Western media actually bothers to report about something happening in this here country… Continue reading

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