A Less Than Romantic Countdown to the Most Romantic City in the World

Cecil and Teddie
T minus 7 days: Today, it hit me. You know the feeling (especially you Class of 2019ers). That thing you’ve been waiting an eternity for is almost here. Whoa. The emotions thunder in: joy and sadness, anticipation and anxiety. Do I jump for joy, run and hug my cat, devour some peanut butter? The peanut butter, definitely (justification: it’s really hard to find in France...
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¡Saludos! from Salamanca!

Hello everyone! My name is Ashley Land. I am a junior (cannot believe that) and media studies major at Pomona. I am from the windy city of Chicago, and as some of you may know, I am not at Pomona this semester but in the beautiful city of Salamanca in Spain. Choosing to study abroad was a very difficult decision for me. I thought it was going to be a horrible experience and...
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Goodbye, Thailand

Wandering around the Warorot Market, I flashed a photo to a vendor, who pointed me toward a narrow stall to my left. Down the aisle, I lost momentum, and presented my picture to someone new, who gave me my next direction. After wandering downstream like a lost pinball, I found myself underneath some foreign overpass (again!) amongst the treasures I had been searching for: grani...
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Studying Abroad: (Suddenly) No Longer a Tourist

A boy, ~9 and dressed in a navy suit (a typical uniform, it seems, in Edinburgh,) gestured at me through the iron gate of his schoolyard.  Face pressed against the mesh between the slats, he asked if I could toss him a toy (presumably thrown) in the middle of the sidewalk.  I picked it up and delivered it over the fence, he thanked me in a perfect, adorable Scottish accent, and...
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On My Way

After hours spent planning and packing, dozens of lists scrawled on scraps of paper, and piles that took over my room in an attempt at organisation, I was finally on my way. Sitting on the tarmac of Sydney’s Kingsford-Smith Airport, I pulled out my iPod only to discover a slight oversight; in the early hours of that morning, I had decided I should update my iPod’s software befo...
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