Category Archives: Nature

Blues from the Rainforest (Guadeloupe part II)

Guadeloupe part II: Basse Terre The remainder of the vacation was spent on the other island—Basse Terre. This island is covered with rainforest and contains an active volcano. In fact, the beaches on Basse Terre tend to have volcanic black … Continue reading

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You’re Wondering Now (Guadeloupe part I)

Guadeloupe part I: Grande Terre Some months ago, I went on the Kayak website, and selected “anywhere” as my destination. Scanning the globe, I noticed particularly inexpensive plane tickets to the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe. I casually read about … Continue reading

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Traveling to see the solar eclipse (aka: flying sucks)

  I remember going to MIT Splash in high school: a classmate and I were traveling together from Cleveland; at the airport, I remember how excited she was to be travel by airplane. That flight was uneventful, which is to … Continue reading

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Through manic eyes

The world looks like a photograph. I can’t concentrate. I’m out of breath with excitement; I’m itching to paint, to write, to think. About a week and a half ago, I felt my months-long dull mood begin to lift. Maybe … Continue reading

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Trial and Error

The key to trial and error, when it comes to figuring out what will and won’t kill you, is to not make mistakes. I’ve been doing a pretty good job of that so far (seeing as though I’m still alive), … Continue reading

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The smell of nostalgia

There’s no denying that autumn is upon us: endless scarves and knee-high boots stroll through the streets; pumpkins adorn every storefront; and the crisp breeze carries whirlwinds of leaves to the ground. Even before the fallen leaves accumulated enough crunch under my feet, the air began … Continue reading

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It’s Summertime

Tuesday morning was, at first, exactly what I had expected: after stumbling off the airplane, rubbing my eyes, and making my way around Heathrow airport, I plopped my backpack on the seat next to me on the National Express coach … Continue reading

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