Tag Archives: vacation

Keeping Up with Katie

I have been spent the past couple weeks trying to think about what to write for the blog. There has been so much that has happened this past month during my Rio study abroad. But none of it is actual … Continue reading

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The Wonders of Watching

About a week ago, I packed a small bag and set out for Jujuy in northern Argentina.  I didn’t have much information about where I’d be going before I left except that the air would be thin and cold.  As … Continue reading

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When One Journey Ends…

I spent the last couple of days on my adventure in Geneva. A very expensive Swiss city that oh so conveniently has an overnight train to Barcelona. In an effort to hold on to the little money left in my … Continue reading

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Who’s the Black Girl?

My entire life I have been “the token black girl.” In the classes that I take or activities that I participate in I tend to be the only black person involved. On occasion I am one of a few, but … Continue reading

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Malta, Malta, Malta!

I think my companions and I might be the first Oxford program students to spend their long weekend break in Malta, but after our experience, I doubt we will be the last. For those who don’t know, Malta is a … Continue reading

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Vacation Lessons

Wanna hear something obscene? In the past 14 days, I’ve visited 6 cities in 4 countries. It sounds so ridiculous to me that I almost cringe to admit it. In fact, it brings to mind a scene from the end … Continue reading

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A Striking Lesson

Spend any time speaking about French culture, and no more than three minutes in, you’re bound to bring up France’s fondness for la grève. Here, outraged unions exercising their need to ‘stick it to the man’ and strike is largely … Continue reading

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A Transatlantic Political Divide

*dusts off blog* After a long hiatus, greetings, again, from Oxford! I realise I’ve done a rather awful job of updating from the City of Dreaming Spires (or, as a friend of mine back at Georgetown called it, the City … Continue reading

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A Wandering Lesson

A lucky friend of mine is taking a history class here on the evolution of Paris; her main coursework consists of taking field trips around the city and directly examining its architecture. A few weeks ago, she recounted a story … Continue reading

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Xi’an: more than just terracotta warriors

So for the past five days, I’ve been lucky enough to take a break from studying and travel with other students on my program, as well as five of our teachers, to Xi’an. Although we didn’t experience even a minute … Continue reading

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