10.22.15

Pachas Minet

Margaret Barrett

“Let’s do some rapid fire sentences!” says my teacher with glee. My heartbeat immediately races, my palms grow sweaty, my breathing quickens.

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10.10.15

Guangzhou and Guilin

Lizzie Utset

...when I envisioned how I wanted to be spending my week away from school, something didn’t feel right about imagining myself exploring someplace new with a large group of people that I already knew.

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09.28.15

中秋节快乐!

Lizzie Utset

In China, the full moon is a symbol of peace, prosperity, and family reunions, and on the night of中秋节, the harvest moon is said to be the brightest and fullest of the year.

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09.19.15

黄山

Lizzie Utset

After experiencing my (probably not-so-temporary) fifteen minutes of fame here, I can’t help but miss the feeling of being able to blend into a crowd, which is one of the last things I thought I would really miss here!

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09.15.15

#TBT: Delhi (July 9th)

Margaret Barrett

we stopped by “the tallest stone tower in India”, aka Qutb Minar. It was built by the Mughals as well, in 1193 (wow) but does have Hindu-inspired architecture. It was here that we got our first glimpse of the impending monsoons (monsoon season is July-September: I arrived just in time!) as the previously light grey sky darkened and lightning flashed all around.

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09.10.15

第一个星期!

Lizzie Utset

When I first imagined living with a Chinese roommate, I would never have expected that we would grow to get along and trust each other so quickly!

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09.04.15

UoH 101

Margaret Barrett

The University of Hyderabad has a vast campus, stretching over 2,300 acres. There are 4 lakes, 500,00 trees (curious as to who counted this), 40 kinds of snakes, and 120 types of birds. For comparison, The University of South Carolina’s campus is only 444 acres- roughly one fifth the size of this campus!! However, there are only about 5,000 students here: and most are pursing their Masters or PhD.

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