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a taste of Tanzania

No. I was not on the ferry to Zanzibar that sank, I haven’t been eaten by lions in the Serengeti, nor have malicious mosquitoes managed to pass on Malaria to … Continue reading

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Eye accident and confessions of a (grocery) shopaholic

Last Thursday night, I had an accident that involved a piece of broken glass flying into my eye. I will spare you the whole story, but reflecting back on it … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Hey kids, long post warning I just started my second full week at the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) in Abu Dhabi. So far my time here has been quite … Continue reading

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Before travelling to London and starting my internship here I spent two lovely weeks in Switzerland. I hung out with my friends and managed to get in some hiking in the … Continue reading

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pinar goes to amsterdam


August 19, 2012 · Leave a comment

A full house in Paris and the mystery hat man

I’m beginning to like Paris, or at least Priscilla tells me I’m looking better now—when she first arrived on Tuesday two weeks ago she said she had never seen me … Continue reading

July 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

Thoughts on Academia + OECD Internship So Far

[I don’t like posts without pictures, but there are very strict security measures here so I don’t feel comfortable taking pictures] Today, I discovered that I do not want to … Continue reading

July 10, 2012 · 2 Comments

How long ago does this seem?

Seems like ages ago that we were all sitting around that table waiting for the daily session to begin…

July 7, 2012 · 1 Comment

Cabanatuan, Philippines

In Malaysia there’s a term for white males: ‘mat salleh.’ It derives from ‘mad sailor.’ I assume this references Malaysia’s Dutch colonial past or Malays’ experiences with WWII Allied soldiers. … Continue reading

July 5, 2012 · 1 Comment

Notes on eating in Paris: everyday foods

Chocolate Chocolate chocolate chocolate. When I was packing for Paris I packed two of my  favorite bars of Choolate—an original Berkeley made Sharffenberger 82% and Vosges Creole. Yes—it was stupid … Continue reading

July 4, 2012 · 2 Comments

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