Travel Blogs from Berkeley, United States

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mishti be banned, Berkeley, United States travel blog

mishti be banned

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... identify exactly what went wrong in Bangladesh, why I was so unhappy, and why I simply couldn't make it work. Returned to Berkeley in contrast, where I should have cause for sadness (since my nomadic life has come to a screeching and premature end), the ...

The first of many...from Berkeley, Berkeley, United States travel blog

The first of many...from Berkeley

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Hi All, This is just an initial hello from the lovely Bay Area, and the starting point for this journey. We are each in the process of taking care of last last minute things...meaning still going from a pile of clothes to a packed backpack. At ...

Day 51: Making life decisions with John Malkovich, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 51: Making life decisions with John Malkovich

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Today was an important day for me. It infact may be one to mark down for future thought. I decided a few things, and perhaps let myself believe a few things that I have known for a while, and perhaps ignored to keep normality functioning for many good ...

Day 22: Overheard, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 22: Overheard

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... to go. We clapped and cheered for longer than I have ever heard before. Herbie came back, and said it was the typical Berkeley crowd that he loved - he seemed as shocked and surprised as he had at the beginning. Off they went again - blasting ...

Day 16: 500 Graduates Party!, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 16: 500 Graduates Party!

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... lack of space or too many people stop a party! It was the best atmosphere I have seen in a long time. This is the Berkeley I had been told about. There were students from all over the world, and all over California, partying and being social without care. ...

Day 29: The Bicycle with No Brakes!, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 29: The Bicycle with No Brakes!

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Today was the day I learned to cycle without brakes! And no, this isn't a metaphor for 'letting go' or 'trusting in your future destiny' .... but really, cycling without any brakes! A couple of days ago, while writing at my desk, a message posted to the ...

Day 7 Confusion, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 7 Confusion

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... off well, and it was a day to get things done. I am finding that much of my life here will rely on access to the Berkeley system, and my iCal card (student card for those born pre 1990!). Off I trotted to the iCal office - where every desk has a huge ...

Day 21: Stacking Shelves without Herbie, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 21: Stacking Shelves without Herbie

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... don't happen a lot within - including good cooking - but that can change. i am very excited to take a trip to the Berkeley Bowl - a place that everyone has recommended as THE place to go for fruits and veggies - so once I have unpacked a little on ...

Day 17: You're In - I Find a Place to Live, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 17: You're In - I Find a Place to Live

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After multiple emails, house visits, interviews, emails, advertisements, more emails and more  interviews, today I have finally reached the final stage of my quest to find a place to live. The story goes something like this. 1. I need a place to ...

Day 2 - You Know You're in America when....., Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 2 - You Know You're in America when.....

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You know that you are really in America when you: 1. Buy a breakfast wrap, and still have plenty left to take you through lunch and dinner 2. You attend a lecture on 'nine-eleven' and there is guy dressed up in a black KKK outfit, and the debate turns to ...

Day 17: I watched UFC :), Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 17: I watched UFC :)

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Well, it may not seem like much, but after a day of work, and no sunshine, I didn't think much would make it much better. On the way home, I stopped to buy a couple of snacks for dinner, when I overheard something that gave me a smile..... 'Hey, yeah, ...

Day 50: EARTHQUAKE and Paul Simon, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 50: EARTHQUAKE and Paul Simon

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... memories, and links to days gone by. Our personal histories....our human species. And then it was ending....and that's when the Berkeley crowd took over. The critical mass were now dancing at the front and everyone else was on their feet. The applause ...

Day 31: Full of Surpises, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 31: Full of Surpises

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... them than they go off over the weekend.....well, thank you kindly. In the evening I headed north to the Gourmet Ghetto of Berkeley - a strip of cafes, bars and eateries that has a hugely diverse range of available foods. We went to a creppe place, and I ...

Day 28: Is cooking for 60 people a mistake?, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 28: Is cooking for 60 people a mistake?

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Question: Is volunteering to cook for 60 people a bad idea? Answer: ABSOLUTELY! Never, ever, ever do this.......ever! As the word 'volunteer' implies, this isn't exactly what I had in mind, as I hiked up Euclid Avenue towards Cordonices Park last  ...

Day 49: Setting a Date with Kevin Spacey, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 49: Setting a Date with Kevin Spacey

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Police Arrest Cooking ...

Day 41: Submitted but awake for over 60 hours, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 41: Submitted but awake for over 60 hours

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Supermarket was dark - i went in anyway, not being phased after so many supermarkets having no electricity in South Africa. 'We are closed for a power outage' I turned and walked out, suggesting they might like to close the doors if they didn't want ...

Day 8 : I submit my first assignment!, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 8 : I submit my first assignment!

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It's quite a strange sensation, preparing and submitting an assignment. I haven't done it for years! But, I guess what they say is true, good habits die hard - or so i'd like to think. The years that I spent at University in Milwaukee are paying off, as ...

Day 10: Farmers, Firehouse Art and Tool Libraries!, South Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 10: Farmers, Firehouse Art and Tool Libraries!

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... was on my way here that I ran into the parade of pink-wearing cancer walking ladies, accompanied on bicycles by the Berkeley Police. As they marched along, their pink decorations flapping in the breeze, I marvelled at the pimped up bicycles and ...

Day 19: I gave up.....and went home!, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 19: I gave up.....and went home!

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The truth to being tired, is that unless you give yourself time to catch up, it will continue, and continue and continue. Today I was broken by the ongoing nature of everything here...... so I gave up and went home to work. I managed more there than I ...

Day 25: Of Rain and Paper Bags, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 25: Of Rain and Paper Bags

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Today it is raining. Infact, as I left the house this morning, it must've been raining through the night - there were puddles on the steps down to the pavement. Perhaps that is why I had woken up in the night, and closed the windows. I don't remember. I ...

Day 23: The Protests Begin, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 23: The Protests Begin

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... had been used to write large mesages on the pavement. 'No to 82% tuition fee hikes' Apparently, the cost of attending Berkeley has been slowly rising over the past few years. Berkeley, unlike some of the other top universities in the Califronia system ...

Day 44: Presenting my Story to the Lab, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 44: Presenting my Story to the Lab

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Beer with the lab ...

Day 9: Campus Bikes, Email and Kegs, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 9: Campus Bikes, Email and Kegs

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... and i can't help but wonder where they will find themselves in a few years time. The education they get here at UC-Berkeley certainly puts them on a roll compared to many. I am sure they appreciate that fact - but having been distant to such ...

You Will Study the Wisdom of the Past, South Berkeley, United States travel blog

You Will Study the Wisdom of the Past

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Walking around the UC Berkeley Campus, you see so many things, so many possibilities, and so many architectural styles. Often these reflect the department or faculty they house. None is more relevant than this quote, seen on the outside of the Boalt ...

Day 5: Time to relax on Labor Day, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 5: Time to relax on Labor Day

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... out that Rokia Traore (perhaps my favourite female singer) will be playing a concert at the Performing Arts Theatre here on the Berkeley campus.....how incredible is that! She is preceeded next week by Herbie Hancock, and a short while after that, by ...

Day 11: Of Hummingbirds and Houses, South Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 11: Of Hummingbirds and Houses

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Today is 9/11. I woke up early, and decided to head into university and get some work done. The coming week needs to be productive, and I have another new class starting tomorrow. As I passed the newspaper stands on the corner of the street, all the ...

Day 18: Green Berkeley, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 18: Green Berkeley

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... their fields. The survey of 13,000 academics was conducted by the Times Higher Education (THE) newspaper, which placed UC-Berkeley behind Harvard, MIT, Cambridge, Stanford, and Oxford. Perhaps more importantly, Berkeley has also been awarded the title of ...

Day 13: Lucky for Some, Rochedale Village, United States travel blog

Day 13: Lucky for Some

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... here - they seem to pop up everywhere! Tonight I attending a presentation of the film 'Amreeka' at the International House on the UC-Berkeley Campus. The iHouse is where I should've tried to live, if I had known I was coming, and had had the opportunity ...

Day 27: Racist Bake Sale, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 27: Racist Bake Sale

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... http://edition.cnn.com/2011/09/25/us/california-racial-bake-sale/ (CNN) -- Campus Republicans at the University of California Berkeley have cooked up a storm of controversy with their plans for a bake sale. But it's not your everyday collegiate fundraiser ...

Day 3 - Online and ready to break out, Berkeley, United States travel blog

Day 3 - Online and ready to break out

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... on Monday, I figured I should find out what i can see and where. It turns out that there is a lot going on, in Berkeley, San Francisco and Oakland. So I now have a plan to attend an outdoor concert in Golden Gate Park tomorrow afternoon. It will involve ...

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