Travel Blogs from Pittsburgh
As part of my time here at Carnegie Mellon, I have been given the amazing opportunity to travel to Doha, Qatar over Spring Break to tour our Middle Eastern campus. The program is called IMPAQT (Initiating Meaningful Pittsburgh and Qatar Ties) and our goal is not only to foster relationships between the two campuses, but also promote a more hefty exchange program for semester or year-long study.
Last Sunday, the team met for the last time to go over the itinerary and logistics for the upcoming trip that begins Thursday, February 27, 2014. This process began last April when we had our first meeting of interested parties. Probably 25 or 30 people came through expressing interest to go, but 12 hearty souls endured till the end and are about to embark upon the trip of a lifetime. So in some ...
... extremely quickly and the number of people who attended was huge! I spent the rest of the day on the ICU observing their care, the atmosphere on rounds was extremely relaxed and the utilisation of technology was much greater with every member of the team using an individual computer on wheels. There were of jokes flying my way from the lead doctor regarding the way we pronounced medical terms in ...
... in the beauty of this building, melted together with nature. We end up getting our tour half an hour earlier than scheduled. It's not permitted to take pictures inside the house which is a pity but the tour does not disappoint me at all... I already liked the building from the outside and am amazed at how many rooms is has and how spacious they are. I didn't even realise there was a guest house attached to it until we got there... All I can say is I've fallen in love with ...
... line for 15 minutes then got told they were closed. So we, and everyone else in the line, went to Wendy's next door. What unfolded next was hilarious and unbelievable. They completely got our order wrong, tried to offer Steve things via the drive thru speaker box that he hadn't asked for...I guess you had to be there but we were all in tears of laughter.
Tomorrow we head back to Chicago...gonna be a tough morning to say good bye.
- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet