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... for our trip to Russia this July. The amount of bureaucratic red tape needed to travel to the country is already considerable (and expensive), and international confrontation between our governments could make it even harder. Nathan and I have instead decided to travel to Greece for the summer, exploring Athens and then island hopping in one of Greece's many chains of islands.
Spring is in the air here in Durham. The weather station is calling it ...
... to Durham in time for my Monday morning class, and dad went to Reading for one final day of his computer course. On Monday evening he took the train to Durham, and James was kind enough to volunteer to drive me to the train station to pick him up.
That evening I got to introduce my dad to many of my friends at College. We went to Grey Bar to give him a taste of the Durham collegiate bar scene, and everyone got acquainted. It was a special treat to be able to ...
... orderly, moved fairly quickly, people were patient and pleasant and the time went quickly because we were outside and could see the trains while we were waiting.
There is a bit of sadness about the fact that the American and Canadian engines are returning to their countries after the exhibit. Many would like all six of these locomotives to remain together.
Once inside the museum, we saw the line building at ...
... or Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) negotiating the creation of a new UN disaster relief department in the 1970's. I got to play the diplomat from the USSR, which as any of you who know me well will know I enjoyed profoundly. We were instructed to stay in character for pretty much the whole day, meaning that even our tea and lunch breaks were spent wheeling and dealing with our fellow "diplomats". Alliances were formed, and broken. Plots were hatched and betrayals planned. Deals ...
"A nation's culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people" - Gandhi
Hello my dear readers! My sincerest apologies for being so inactive of late but it has been a busy few weeks, as you will soon discover.
As most of you will have noticed, I tend to organize my blog posts thematically. A theme that I find really links this week together well is culture, and cultural exchange. A big party of studying abroad is about cultural exchange. As a ...
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