Settling

Time has flown; I’ve been in Beijing for about three weeks now, and I’m finally beginning to feel like part of the city. I know my way around Dongzhimen, have a couple of favorite food places, and at last got a Chinese bank account, which makes a HUGE difference when navigating Beijing. With a Chinese … More Settling

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