Christmas Markets: why December is my favorite month in Germany

Yes, I know it's January, but what better of a time to write a little blog about Weinnachtmarkts (Christmas Markets). From a country that is stereotypically known for secluded individuals who may be a bit cold, it's amazing how warm and friendly the annual Christmas markets can feel. It's some intense Hygge! Hygge is the Scandinavian word…

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Conference experiences – disability, comics and literature

I spent this past weekend back in Berlin. I had been meaning to visit some friends, but I also wanted to attend a conference called 'PathoGraphics - Stories of Illness/ Disability in Literature and Comics.' It was a mixture of being fascinating and way over my head. Needless to say, I really enjoyed it. I originally went…

Berlin this week – Mediation and Protests

I have been back in Berlin for almost 2 weeks. I went home for 2 weeks in March. This was actually a break between semesters rather than a spring break. So, last week I started my 2nd semester and have a very busy schedule. It was so nice to be home and relax and see…

Copenhagen and Istanbul

After Christmas I was lucky enough to travel with my boyfriend to two amazing cities. We spent 4 days in Copenhagen and 5 in Istanbul. What's funny is these cities are completely different, but equally amazing. The only downfall is that is was freeeeezzzzing in both cities. Copenhagen  This city is basically the perfect picture…