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  • Re-creation of Gallo Pinto & Guacamole

    Travel Journal from Costa Rica San Jose, Costa Rica | Thu Jul 23, 2015

    Since this is my last week in Costa Rica, I decided to spend time with my Tica Nanny (house mom) and re-create some of her best recipes. I learned how to make Gallo Pinto and Nicaraguan guacamole. These are staple foods for many Tico families. Below, I have written my interpretation of her recipes. You may try them at your own risk. For the gallo pinto, it is best to cook the frijoles rojo …

    Pura Vida! Exploring the Land of Simplicity: Costa Rica

  • Xiamen students and a Night on the Town

    Travel Journal from China Xiamen, China | Fri Jul 10, 2015

    In class yesterday we talked about how different countries can report on the same suject but can give two different focuses in the stories. We compared China Daily to the New York Times and I was very interested in the effect word usage can be when reporting on a serious global issue such as air pollution. We also talked in detail about the financial crisis of Greece and discussed what …

    Week 2 in China

  • How to Escape the 'Herd Effect'

    Travel Journal from Taiwan Taipei (Taibei), Taiwan | Tue Jul 21, 2015

    Hello Everyone! I am finally counting down the final week of my travels in Asia. I cannot believe two months have gone by so fast. From China to Singapore and Taiwan, everything has been an unforgettable adventure.  This week, my classamtes and I traveled to Taipei for a couple days to explore. Unfortunately, it was raining pretty hard and we didn't get to see hardly anything from the top of 101, but …

    Adventures in Southern Taiwan

  • Intense heat

    Travel Journal from Kyrgyzstan Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan | Fri Jul 17, 2015

    I just looked up the temperature here in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.  It is 105 degrees F.  I need to purchase a fan for my room ASAP it is stiflingly hot here.

    intense heat

  • My Last Week In Rennes

    Travel Journal from France Rennes, France | Sun Jul 12, 2015

    I'm so sad to be leaving but I feel as though I will definitely return again someday. I made so many friends from all over the world and I felt like each day was a new adventure. Being able to study abroad in France was without a doubt the highlight of my undergraduate studies. The people have been so kind and I love that I was able to further my …

    Adventures From Across The Pond