“Another shooting occurred……” titled every American news station television headline this past Valentine’s Day as the Parkland shooting took its wrap Another. That word should not be as commonly used in our nation in regards to an event like this. Orlando, Sandy Hook, Texas, Virginia Tech, Umpqua…. And now Parkland. Different names. Same gun. I … Continue reading On My Mind and Opening My Eyes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/139516717@N04/40225503732/in/dateposted-public/ I am back with another post, but this week I will be talking about exorbitantly high priced (but tasty food) from Copenhagen. Studying abroad I was definitely not prepared for food to be as expensive as it is in Denmark .The main reason for this is because there is 25% percent tax on all … Continue reading City Shananigans
01/21/18 We have had quite a week! It is crazy how much easier it is to learn about marine invertebrates when you’re constantly observing them in their element. Even practicing naming the dead pieces of corals helps a lot for our class. On Wednesday, we visited a fossilized coral reef. It’s amazing that you … Continue reading Inverts >> green beans
01/14/18 So we finally had a chance to enjoy the beach, and it's so gorgeous here!! https://www.flickr.com/photos/158040648@N06/39360054385/in/album-72157692631899904/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/158040648@N06/25386910407/in/album-72157692631899904/ We are on a day off today because it's the weekend. Despite the ugly weather (lots and lots of rain), we still have managed to keep busy. We have been snorkeling to collect specimen for the Porifera … Continue reading Gustav, the human encyclopedia
Day 1 01/10/18 Morning: Just a few more hours until I am officially in paradise aka San Salvador, Bahamas for an entire month! I am on the way there for the first of the three immersion courses. The trip over has been interesting so far. The man I sat next to from Miami to Nassau … Continue reading Officially made it!
01/08/18 Hello everyone! My bags are packed and I cannot wait to start my journey to the Bahamas tomorrow to represent the gators and finally do some field research. Since we have not left for the trip yet, I will give a little info on myself for the people who will be following my travels. … Continue reading I’m ready!
With Mondays off, I’ve been able to enjoy beautiful hikes and experience the city centers around Hong Kong. One thing that’s struck me about this country is the amazing combination of nature and city in one place. From HKUST, you can bus 10 minutes to get to a metro station or walk 10 minutes to … Continue reading Hiking Paradise
Imagine having two christmas's as a child and adult? Child is probably excited, adult, not so much. The holiday "Epiphany" or "La Befana" Comes directly from "The Fest of Epiphany" where a witch comes around giving the children gifts if their stockings are out. Similar to christmas. This holiday turned into gifting the children on … Continue reading “Epiphany” and tours of Vicenza
After nearly two months of adapting, moving, projects, and momentary lonliness, I settled and established a new routine. Two months have FLEW by. I blinked and the holidays were over, and now I am starting my studies. I had orientation the weekend before classes started, and got to meet the other Americans studying in Firenze. … Continue reading brain stuff
"Cioccolata Calda" also known as melted chocolate, the Italian and well most of southern Europe version of hot chocolate. Though it is amazingly good, make sure you keep stirring that cup or the drink will soon turn into a clump of chocolate. Also, I learned what "Saldi" finally is. No, it is not the name … Continue reading Italian Ways