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Sarah Walko presses her handsd together in a pose in front of a temple in Nepal.

May 31, 2013

Across Cultures

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It has been a long time since I slept so well. I pass out by 9:30 – 10:00 pm these days, and wake up around 5:00 – 5:30 am. This feels so different from what I’m used to back in school – going to bed sometime between 1:00 am and 3:00 am, and waking up […]

December 24, 2012

My First China Blog

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邓山姆 DengShanMu China Blog or 邓文轩 Deng Wenxuan as my other Chinese name is. American: Sam Stuart level 1 part 1 The first thing that comes to mind on my trip to the Far East? It’s more like a clusterbomb of thoughts. One of them is the song “What’s in A Name?” by the artist […]

Nirav Giri stands with a peacock feather in his backpack in Nepal

August 26, 2012

Where do you like it better?

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“Where do you like it better? Here or back home?” is the most common question I get once I start talking about being from Nepal. Most of the times I answer with a simple, “They are both very special for different reasons.” I then get a nod and we start talking about something else. After […]

August 12, 2012

Eating at a Home Away From Home

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One of the joys of traveling is the ability to enjoy a new cuisine. In America, we pride ourselves on having food from many cultures from around the world, but it is never comparable to the real foreign cuisine. In China, I learned what my Chinese friends had already described to me. There are big […]

July 27, 2012

Xi’an: An Ancient City of China

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My summer is like the movie Inception. I keep falling deeper into travels and farther away from my reality at Lafayette. I will make my way back, but Xi’an is the farthest I will go. From Easton to Lancaster to Conifer to Dalian and finally to Xi’an, I have traveled around the world and back […]

July 18, 2012

Chinese Cultural Immersion

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After three wonderful weeks in Colorado, Helen and I are continuing our BOMA project. We came to my home, Dalian, China!   We took an airplane from Denver to Los Angeles then to Seoul and then finally to Dalian. The airplane from Denver to Los Angeles was three hours late. We were running late for […]

July 11, 2012

Dalian: a Modern City of China

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Sometimes I forget that I am in China. Dalian feels western to me from the architecture to the cars on the street to the shops that I see. The fact that I am in a city often feels like a bigger difference to me than the fact that I am halfway around the world from […]

June 24, 2012

If American Kids Finished Digging a Hole to China

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They are all asleep! I thought that Jason was going to take me to the best high school in his city. I was never expecting to find all the students sitting in the dark with their heads down and sleeping at one o’clock in the afternoon. I haven’t had nap-time since first grade, and neither […]

June 24, 2012

Living Ranch Style

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  Before I came to Colorado, the word “ranch” meant the salad dressing to me. But then I knew “ranch” also means a farm for horses when Helen told we were going to live on her grandma’s ranch for 3 weeks. Helen’s grandma Karen lives on an eleven-acre ranch that includes a house, a barn, […]

Tatiana with Nirav's grandmother

June 18, 2012

Being home never felt this good

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This was the second time I was home since I started my college career at Lafayette.  The first time was really exciting because I had not been home for the longest time till then, even though I had not planned anything and I spent most of my time being comfortable at home. After getting back […]