Between my two months of classes, I had about 10 days off to do with what I wanted. Me and Kris had decided to go to Venice near the end of my break but that still left me with about a week of time before that, so, I hopped on a plane and spent a … Continue reading Barcelona pt.1 – The Sagrada Familia
Walking through Doge’s Palace, you feel like you’re in a music box. Each room successively gets more ornate, more golden, and contains more artwork. I tried to remember the function of all the rooms we passed through, but after about 25 rooms I gave up trying to remember. If there aren’t golden moldings or oil … Continue reading Through the Dungeons
After our Basilica/breakfast excursion, we headed back over the Rialto to… well, really, for no reason at all, if I remember correctly. (I wanted all of the masks but I had to remember that I do have space and budget limitations). The heat made these watermelon-in-water cups look fantastically refreshing, prompting Justin and I to … Continue reading Halfway Through Doge
After waiting in line for almost 30 minutes, we headed into the atrium of the Clocktower, where we paid a certain number of euros to get into an elevator with 15 of our closest friends and ride to the top. How an elevator was installed into St. Mark’s Clocktower, built in the last decade of … Continue reading Golden Gates of Christianity
Two weeks ago I headed to the airport on a Friday morning and jetted off to see Justin in Venice. We’d planned this trip before we left, determined to see each other at least once while we were both in Europe, and since Venice is supposed to be sinking, it seemed like the perfect destination. … Continue reading Hello, Venezia!
The week before I headed to Venice to see Justin, the Meeting Point cafe we always hang out at hosted the international WARM festival, a festival aimed at truth-telling. The had panel discussions, coffee hours, the showing of documentaries and independent films, among other activities. That week, we basically lived at Meeting Point. Some programs … Continue reading Week Before Venice: WARM Festival
Sorry for the lack of posts recently- between the 20th anniversary of Srebrenica and the 50+ pages of writing I have to do before the program ends, I’ve been rather swamped. While the others ate their lunches, Carli, Jon, and I traipsed behind the line of restaurants to the other side of the river, where … Continue reading Home From the Dervish Monastery