The One With the Air Conditioning Units

  In my spare time I signed up for an extra “short course” at the university on Urban Photography. The class held promises of exploring the city while learning to take photos. Thus far, we haven’t explored the city. Rather, we’ve taken photos and examined them in class. The teacher has promised that we’ll meetContinue reading “The One With the Air Conditioning Units”

The One With the Translation Errors

As is wont to happen when you spend enough time in one place, I finally have my own favorite places to hang out, cafes to get lunch at, and routes to take to school. My favorite cafe to have lunch at, is a little French cafe right next to school called Mon Ame (pronounced similarlyContinue reading “The One With the Translation Errors”

The One With the Lakes

 “We have not quite determined how far it shall carry us,” said Mrs Gardiner, “but perhaps to the Lakes.” No scheme could have been more agreeable to Elizabeth, and her acceptance of the invitation was most ready and grateful. “My dear, dear aunt,” she rapturously cried, “what delight! what felicity! You give me fresh lifeContinue reading “The One With the Lakes”

The One With the Public Transportation

Classes started this week which meant the majority of touristy things were confined to the weekend so week days could be spent getting lost on public transportation (not me, of course) and exploring our classes. They give us two weeks to wander between classes trying to decide which to take. That also gives us plentyContinue reading “The One With the Public Transportation”

The One With the New Country

The elevators here are kind of awesome. It was one of the first things we noticed after arriving at our hotel and taking our suitcases upstairs. Most of the elevators have manual doors and are incredibly small. The apartment elevators all hold about three people squished very closely together. If you forgot to close theContinue reading “The One With the New Country”