Tiruvannamalai

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This weekend we went to a very spiritual town in South Tamil Nadu, Tiruvannamalai.  Here, is a mountain that is the physical incarnation of god Shiva.  Shiva is one of three main gods… Continue reading

Two months too long to wait

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Most students coming into college are subjected to that adult favorite, “What are you going to study?” Having always been interested in foreign languages and cultures, and (in high school) increasingly those of… Continue reading

Service Learning and the Tamil New Year

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This Monday was our first day of service learning, an opportunity to work alongside Aurovillians and Tamil Villagers in everyday work.  As I said, my internship will be with the Tamarai Health Centre,… Continue reading

Nutella, Cobblestone, and Architecture

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Last weekend I took a trip to Florence. The city was smaller than Rome, as expected, and instantly all of my travel companions and I fell in love. The streets were calmer and… Continue reading

Trattoria Bliss

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Last night we were on a quest for the best. High expectations and crystal visions in our head, three of us left our apartment in search of an authentic, hole in the wall,… Continue reading

Crossing the World to the Left

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We arrived in Chennai very smoothly around midnight of December 31st.  We arrived at 7 am that morning after long lines for lost luggage and a long van ride to Auroville.  We stepped… Continue reading

Layover Musings

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As anticipated I am finally in Washington DC for my seemingly endless layover.  Looking back at what has happened so far, I know that this trip is going to be one I will… Continue reading

Preparing for Departure

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I’m waiting anxiously on Christmas Eve to see if I will get the REI duffel bag I want for the trip.  I’m not taking that much, a couple knee-length skirts, loose T-shirts, and… Continue reading

Well Hello There!

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Hey Guys! My name is Gina and I’ll be studying abroad in Rome this upcoming Winter Quarter. I am so excited, but it seems that my trip has snuck up on me. I… Continue reading

Winter 2011 – New Bloggers

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Well, with our first quarter of bloggers under our belt, we’re ready to start our next blogging experience!  Introducing to you:     Matthew Gillman (gezenmatthew) – Direct Exchange with Bogazici University in… Continue reading