Strict or flexible? Stingent or laid-back? A guide to what the hell is going down at the Spanish consulate when you get a long-term student visa.
I once heard some rosy-cheeked American college students at a hostel kitchen in Prague discussing their various backpacking journeys through Europe on their study abroad year (really fascinating stories, let me tell you; did you know the beer in Munich is really good and Germans are very serious people? Illuminating). While they were comparing notes… Continue reading The real way to experience Berlin
I had never really thought much about Switzerland before. Sure, I had seen pictures and Rick Steves specials but it didn’t occur to me as a place I was dying to visit. But it turns out you should visit it, because in person it is amazingly, staggeringly beautiful.
Sometimes you try to make a clean break and the universe tells you to fuck off.
I would love to say that I haven’t been updating because I’ve been super busy, but that wouldn’t be true.
Don’t ever believe a traveler who claims that they travel to “absorb other cultures”. While learning about other people, their culture, their history, etc is a noble goal, I don’t think you can spend 2 weeks in India and suddenly know everything there is to know.
Beware of going to church on Easter Monday in Eastern Europe. At least make sure that your legs are covered.