I have pretty cool incredible parents. They taught me how to drive, how to network, and how to fix anything with duct tape. They, for whatever reason, still like each other very much. I call them both on a daily basis to whine about my tiny, insignificant, twenty-something problems and they still haven't tried to … Continue reading Quick Thought: 3 Things My Parents Taught Me
On January 8th, my study abroad group visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which is the largest mosque in all of the United Arab Emirates. It can fit over 40,000 visitors at a time. The materials used to build the structure come from all over the world including Italy, Macedonia, and India. You might remember … Continue reading My Visit to the The Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi
Confession: I love Buzzfeed. I have seen the majority of their viral videos, including all of their mini-recipe Tasty series. I can name all of the Try-Guys, follow the majority of their most popular featured actors on Twitter, and daydream about what it would be like to be friends with Quinta from time to time. … Continue reading Buzzfeed’s 4 Best Quizzes Published So Far This Month
Originally posted: January 3, 2017 It is 10:14 pm GST on January 3rd (so for those of you back home, it’s 1:14 pm EST your time). I feel greasy and I’m pretty sure I smell at this point. We have been traveling for 31 hours. We’re sitting around in the Dubai airport, using our luggage … Continue reading The journey continues..
Originally posted: January 2, 2017 It’s 12:46 pm EST. We began our journey today! I got a bright and early start this morning. (Don’t let me fool you. I set six alarms.) All of my things were ready to go, so I of course left at the last possible minute. My Uber driver that picked … Continue reading The journey begins..
Originally posted: January 1, 2017 It is 3:05 am EST on January 1st, 2017. I am sitting in my apartment in Cleveland, OH preparing for what might be the most exciting and interesting thing I have ever done. I have never been outside of the continental United States. I haven’t been any further west than … Continue reading Pre-Travel Preparation