Chinese New Year (and of course Valentine's Day February 14th 2010 After I woke up, I was taken once again to Grandma's house to make dumplings and to celebrate the New year. We made leak and beef dumplings, which were really really yummy. And I learned that I am very bad at folding the dumplings, so I'm going to have to practice that sometime. My host family is really sweet though because even if my dumplings looked horrible they all tried to get one of mine and ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
As I have had the craziest year in 2012-2013, it continued for a bit in 2014.
For the first year, as many already know, I did have the opportunity to travel to 16 different countries including: Russia, China, India, UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, France, Iceland, Ghana, Togo. I did this through 2 different study abroad programs, one with Babson College, called BRIC (Russica, China, and India) and one with CIEE: Ghana- Business Development and Social Entrepreneurship, as well as a 5-week backpacking trip through Western Europe in the winter.
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