Gaining weight in Xiamen

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Am I getting fat? Probably Last night was our final night in Xiamen, so of course we had to eat everything our stomachs could handle. Over the course of this week, we’ve been… Continue reading

Where is the Line? An American Woman’s First Experience in Russia

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Post by Sarah McPhee on Slavic Languages & Literatures Russia – Russian Talk (Exploration Seminar). We landed at about 3 AM. I had given up watching a modern version of the beloved Soviet… Continue reading

Praying to Buddha: Nanputuo temple

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This place is huge! Today we decided to go to another temple, Nanputuo temple! Alongside us were our new bffs from Xiamen University. Both the UW and Xiamen students have become fast friends.… Continue reading

A Grand Tour of The Vatican

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This past Friday, I visited one of the places Rome is known for, actually that Italy is known for: Vatican City! It was literally one of the most beautiful, amazing places I have… Continue reading

Zero to Sixty, City Change to the Extreme

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From Hong Kong to Xiamen Yesterday we said farewell to our beloved Hong Kong, and landed in Xiamen. Even though we all know Hong Kong and Xiamen are both in the same country,… Continue reading

Ta Ta For Now Hong Kong

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But We Were Just Getting To Know Each Other Last night was our last night in Hong Kong. We’ve been here for a week and I was just getting used to the craziness… Continue reading

Tears at the Temple

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Thirteen Flights of Stairs Later… We were invited to visit a nearby temple, by one of my peer’s auntie. They would be participating in a ceremony that directs wandering spirits, during this time… Continue reading

Arriving in Rome!

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My name is Katy and I grew up in a very small town in eastern Washington. I am 20 years old and I haven’t traveled much at all, especially outside of the United… Continue reading

Plane Food, Ice Crystals and Hong Kong 7-11 Oh My.

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I woke up and was ready to face the world, everything was going smoothly, the plane ride was nice and there was even complimentary movies, music, and games. Food also was complimentary but… Continue reading

Arriving in Rome

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It is currently 6:48 am here in Rome, so that is the perfect time for my first blog post, right? I left Seattle on Thursday evening and arrived in Rome Friday evening. IT… Continue reading