Palmyra

A Eulogy for Palmyra

Palmyra. Image by Flickr user reibai. “You can wipe out an entire generation, you can burn their homes to the ground and somehow they’ll still find their way back. But…

An Unexpected Week for an English Teacher

This is my third summer living in Prague, and since I’m currently in between jobs, I’ve had lots of opportunities to travel. Originally, I was going to write about my…

Last Day of School

It’s strange when you get what you’ve wanted for a long time. After eight months of working as a Kindergarten teacher, and one month of longing for the end of…

Working Overseas – The Unexpected Complications

It probably goes without saying that I love to travel.  I love being able to slip in and out of cultures, explore new countries, and meet people with life experiences…

Learning to Teach in Ghana, part 2

The Tuskegee International School, where I would be teaching for the duration of my stay, seemed to be barely a school at all. Surrounded by tall walls painted with murals…

Making My Way Through Chinatown

After coming from a country of excess, eating out in London’s Chinatown is a rather different experience. In the United States, many Chinese restaurants automatically bring you a pot of…

A Moroccan Education

For the past two weeks, I have been living (almost) truly on my own in Rabat in a house with 11 of my fellow study abroad classmates. Well, at least…