Home Sweet Home: Little Changes
May25

Home Sweet Home: Little Changes

  I’ve been back in the states for almost three weeks now. It feels like far longer. It feels like I just got back. Reverse culture shock, despite the large differences in Thai and American culture hasn’t been as bad as I was expecting. I’m often disappointed when I see there are no hoses/bidets in the bathroom anymore (America needs to hurry up and get with it). I definitely miss the cheap food stalls, fresh fruit & meals...

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Andiamo in Florence!
May25

Andiamo in Florence!

  In August 2016, I sat down in the second row of my Italian 102 classroom next to a girl who did not seem too intimidating. I chose the second row because that generally means you’re interested in the class and wanting to make a good grade but not an overachiever, right? The girl next to me turned and introduced herself and we both shared that we had taken Italian 101, but we were nervous about Italian 102 because we were afraid we...

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