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... week so far in 2014, and while the temperature is only about 12 degrees it feels much nicer out in the sunshine. Unfortunately, as this is one of the busiest times of the year to be a student, few of us will truly get to enjoy the sunshine.
The past two weeks have been filled with essays, readings, and seminars. I also got to go to a few really interesting presentations, which are certainly noteworthy. The first was last week and was the second ...
... of the Baltic Gallery. In the afternoon we walked around downtown, and explored Newcastle's New Castle. The Castle was built during the Norman Period to defend the river Tyne, although a fort had existed on the sight in the past. Although once a sprawling defensive complex, only the keep and Black Gate remain as the rest was demolished to make way for the train tracks during the Industrial Revolution.
In the evening, we returned to Durham to have dinner ...
... Even in our simulation this is what happened. The more powerful countries eventually ended up excluding the smaller countries and the NGO's from our talks, as it was the only way we could take decisive action.
After a busy weekend of negotiation I had a fairly wild Saturday night and a well earned relaxed Sunday. This weekend I'm off to London with my dad! Many more adventures to come so stay tuned!!!
(Photo Credits to Mitchell Hugers, my classmate and friend).
"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 ...
So we've done it, me and my girlfriend Emily have signed up to take part in a charity hitch hike from England to Croatia! We're doing it to raise money for Link, a charity that aims to provide quality education to Sub-Sahara Africa!
I'll be writing on here about our plans and document the trip so keep yourself posted!