The end of Michaelmas term was really sweet, a lot of sad good byes, but it’s great knowing that I have another two terms here. I’m currently in Pakistan, taking advantage of the long breaks to pursue an internship at an energy project finance law firm and a research position at a Public Policy Research Center.
Here’s a view of Brighton Beach, which is on the southeast coast of England! I ventured to the quaint town of Brighton on a Wednesday after class to do some exploring. The town is known for its famous pier, which is super crowded all summer long, and the lanes, which are little streets filled with quirky vendors and thrift shops. Apparently, some locals swim at this pebbly beach every day of the year, despite the freezing temperatures of the English Channel.
Greetings from Edinburgh! This picture was taken from the top of Arthur’s Seat, the largest hill in Edinburgh. The hill was formed from an extinct volcano, and offers a gorgeous panoramic view of the city. The large grassy area at the top of the photo is The Meadows, a giant park in the middle of the city. It’s a great place to go jogging, walk your dog, or play football (I’ve avoided calling it “soccer” in order to prevent any international conflicts from arising). This was during my second weekend in Edinburgh, so the sun can still be seen before it migrates south for the fall and winter. It was also extremely windy at the top, something I’m trying really hard to hide in this picture. I recommend a good cup of cocoa after finishing this very accessible climb!
A view of the landscape from Tilcara, Jujuy, Argentina. I’m studying in Mendoza and traveled through the north, learning about the Andean culture…folklore music, the Quechua language, and their immense respect for the Pachamama, mother earth. Every day we hiked through different parts of La Quebrada de la Humahuaca, a huge area of the region with mountains of all colors where each layer corresponds to a different geological era. A life changing adventure!!!
Mont Sainte-Victoire, often known as as Cézanne’s mountain, sits right outside of Aix-en-Provence where I am living and studying for the semester. I hiked up the mountain with some of my friends from the Wellesley-in-Aix program and the entire time we felt like we were walking through a Cézanne painting!