cultural differences

tiny sidewalks

November 25, 2013

This is what I saw while out walking one day, standing in a perfectly normal spot in the center of the sidewalk: I could almost pet this cat. I’m a bit shocked by the closeness of European cities. All of the houses are smushed up against one another; sidewalks are barely a few bricks wide. […]

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things I will (and won’t) miss about Kyrgyzstan

November 2, 2013

When I first studied abroad, in Amman, Jordan, I remember our program director showing us a picture of a wavy line, similar to the one below, that cycled through high points and low points. She explained that the curve represented our forthcoming emotional rollercoaster, how we would go through stages of loving and hating Amman, […]

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