Bye Bye Bangalore, Bangalore Goodbye…


I'm leaving early. I'm leaving early, after one session instead of two, and it's so bittersweet, because there are things I love about this country -- the food, the constant respect I receive, the way everything lights up and twinkles at night -- and things I truly despise -- the sheer number of people and cars, the... Continue Reading →

Good.


I never know how to explain this place to people when they ask, so I always just awkwardly say "good." I thought maybe I hated it before, which was mostly due to the fact that I was basically living on a toilet dealing with some serious E. coli. But now, since my stomach is no... Continue Reading →

Tummy Trouble


Warning: Diarrhea talk below.It's hard to love this place when it's essentially eating your stomach. I've been having a pretty rough time for the last 36 hours, mostly sleeping and laying in my room, running to the bathroom every couple hours. But today is the first day of classes, so we walked 3 kilometers (about... Continue Reading →

God Bless You All (Day 3)


Religion in India is a way of life, and the people here practice it with an intensity I've never experienced before in America. We went to a Catholic cathedral today and I was almost in tears because everyone there was so focused on their devotion. It was a truly beautiful thing to see. The churches... Continue Reading →

Between


I guess I can cross "drink a Heineken in Germany" off my bucket list. While I'm at it, I could create a bucket list... So I'm halfway to Bangalore! I'm sitting in the Frankfurt Airport eating pineapple slices and drinking beer. It seemed like a good purchase at the time. To be honest, it still... Continue Reading →

I’m Still Alive


In case y'all were worried, I'm still alive! But I have had an exciting two weeks, so here it goes!1. I hate faxing. I have spent at least 15 dollars in the past week faxing paperwork to my doctor, my study abroad program office, and the other university I had to be "accepted" to in order to... Continue Reading →

India


So uh...in case you guys were wondering... I'M GOING TO INDIA. This summer. Study abroad. INDIAAAAAAAA. Whatevs. I found out today while I was studying for an exam (I may have been so heavily caffeinated that upon receiving the email I had an excitement- and caffeine-induced seizure in the library) and was immediately distracted, so... Continue Reading →

I Was Someone Else Before


I've been thinking about the soul a lot lately. My poetry professor tells us not to write about the soul because he doesn't know what a soul is -- "Nobody knows what a soul is." As much as I absolutely love him, I have to disagree, because my particular brand of spirituality -- Hinduism --... Continue Reading →

Stars


I'm not entirely sure who decided to call movie stars "movie stars." They are people who act in movies. They are in no way comparable to actual stars, and I decided this tonight while I was on a quick walk around my block (the walk was quick because it was very cold and I had... Continue Reading →

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