India

As we approached a towering gopuram, alive with color and covered in exquisite sculptures of Hindu deities, my friend Samyuktha turned to me and carefully narrated what was about to happen. “South Indian temples are designed to awaken every one of your senses,” she explained. Inside, we would hear spirited music, taste tulsi leaf on … More India

Iceland

It’s been a long time since I last posted, but because I’ve done quite a bit of traveling since then I figured I’d better start catching up. Regardless, writing is a nice respite from studying—I’m taking the LSAT in less than a week, so needless to say, logic games and arguments and conditional statements and assumptions … More Iceland

The Left-Side Pocket

I slide open the zipper on the left-side pocket of my camera bag to reveal a cluster of small cards and folded papers, receipts and tickets, miscellaneous scraps. The stub of a boarding pass, my destination still visible. “Thira to Milan.” A supermarket receipt, primarily in Greek, the only visible English “swiss rolls” and “3.36 … More The Left-Side Pocket

Greece During the Financial Crisis

I’m writing this post from the beautiful Hotel Europa on a mountainside overlooking the village of Ancient Olympia, Greece. I’m here studying abroad for the summer with Harvard Summer School’s Comparative Cultures in Greece seminar program, and so far it’s been incredible. The classes are interesting, the people with me are wonderful, and the country … More Greece During the Financial Crisis

Dubai & Abu Dhabi

As I mentioned in the previous post, I was able to snag a mistake fare to Dubai and Abu Dhabi for just over $200 round trip. This actually happened on Christmas Day; Etihad Airways had a huge glitch in their system, and there were fares to the Middle East and many other locations across the … More Dubai & Abu Dhabi

Bangkok

In the past few months I’ve traveled to Bangkok for spring break, finished my sophomore year at Harvard (marking the halfway point of my undergraduate career… where did the time go?!), and caught an airline mistake fare that got me a week in Dubai and Abu Dhabi for $200 round trip flights. It’s been quite … More Bangkok

Sophomore Year

Two weeks ago I moved from my home on Long Island back up to Cambridge for my sophomore year at Harvard. Understandably, these past few weeks have been pretty hectic. Here we do something called shopping week, which basically means we have a week to sit in on classes and decide which ones we like … More Sophomore Year

Tokyo

As it’s been over two weeks since I came home, this post is a little bit late—however, since during those two weeks I packed for school, moved into school, shopped for classes, and officially made my schedule, I think I can be pardoned. Regardless, I wanted to take a moment to share my thoughts about … More Tokyo