Category Archives: Current Issues

Things that spark my interest in the news

46 Places to Travel in 2013 !

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So the NY Times compiled this list of places to see in 2013, 46 of them to be exact, and any wanderluster out there would appreciate this list! Click Here to check it out!

 

46 Places to Travel in 2013

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Update: Just so you know…

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So I have moved to Germany, I’ve been living in Mannheim for about 3 weeks now, I’m sorry I haven’t updated this page it’s just that most of my energy has been channeled into my other blog The Personnes Noires so in a way I have neglected this blog 😦

[my bad].

I don’t mean to it’s just that coming here to study for a few months, having to learn a new language , and way of learning has taken up more of my time than I’d like to admit.

I’d love to be able to travel a bit more while I’m here, I just need to free up a bit of my time… but until then I have some pretty cool pictures that I’ve taken of Mannheim, Germany so far [SEE BELOW] And check out my blog, my stories are pretty awesome 😉

Lovely church near my FLAT.

 

 

 

My first bottle of wine here, it was crazy cheap like 2 euros, which was awesome.

 

 

That Church again…. but a night and a bit closer.

 

Turkish Food, Donerteller, I love it… literally was just eating some.

 

 

 

Super cool street art near my flat, more to come.

 

 

 

 

This is me pretending like I have money. It’s great. Hah!

 

This is the Tram stop… There’s a little cafe close by called : Cafe Prag, awesome coffee

 

 

 

 

I’m honestly not sure what this building is but I intend to find out….

 

I live on this street 🙂

 

 

Close by where most of my classes are held.

 

 

This is the ICE, Deutsch Bahn train …. this was taken at the Frankfurt airport before my arrival in Mannheim.

 

 

 

 

MORE TO COME. WHEN I HAVE SOME TIME. AND I MAY JUST EVEN MAKE A VIDEO ABOUT CULTURAL OBSERVATIONS.

Move to Canada People…

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I visited Montreal to see that UFC fight (I’ll tell you about that in my next post) and I absolutely love it there! It’s a really lovely place,  I almost felt guilty for “cheating” on NYC with Montreal that’s HOW MUCH I loved it.

BUT! This post isn’t really about Canada or my recent trip there it’s about whiny Americans who can’t get over the results of the election. 

I have seen more whiny Facebook posts, Tweets and other forms of social media over the past three weeks than I can count. There have been racial epithets, insults and the usual blame game. It’s been childish really, I’ll liken this (though plenty will disagree) to a bunch of little league-rs losing their soccer match and throwing a temper tantrum, a three week long temper tantrum.

I understand whatever disappointments there may be, but the US constitution is designed to give the states more power, why not utilize this? You’re unhappy with something? Talk to the senator? They aren’t untouchable you know?  I just don’t understand all of the complaining, if you hate something so badly attempt to change it! Or move to Canada!

END RANT.

America : “living in the now”

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I had a conversation with someone on the subway last night, we danced around our political ideologies but we actually spent a good amount of time talking about how uninterested most Americans seemed in investing in their future and making decisions that will affect everyone, and not just the individual. Americans also seem to be interested in the “quick-fix” meaning they seldom plan for the long-term, for example our energy policy… I don’t understand why sustainability and more dependable fuels are not something Americans care to invest in… this seem simple no?

 

  • This is by no means an attack on one party or the other…(I actually identify as an “Independent” <- I don’t “‘it” either side) this was just an observation

Why are we rushing? [SLOW DOWN]

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I think maybe the one criticism I have about living in NYC is that the people are always ‘on-the-go’ ; they never slow down… I get that this city has to move a mile a minute but its such a wonderful place , how can we explore what it really has to offer if we don’t stop for a few and see?
I recently realized that sometimes I rush for no reason. I’ve slowed down, I’ve decided to eat my food slower, savor the taste. Stop for a few moments breathe in (its city air, but still there’s always battery park)


I don’t know … this was just a thought that ran through my mind the other day after I watched a man freak-out on an escalator because he couldn’t walk up it.

[WHY DO PEOPLE WALK UP THE ESCALATOR? IS IT REALLY THAT MUCH FASTER?]

To make a long story short he did walk up the escalator only to wind up three steps in front if me. What was the point? He made a fool of himself and still didn’t get too far, seems like a waste to me.

What I’m trying to say is : slow down, savor life, you’re not going anywhere just yet

………………….but then again that isn’t for me to decide

Studying in Germany.

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I had my heart set on going to London, I love to travel, but I’ve yet to visit Europe so I figured with such a central location I’d be able to travel everywhere every weekend and see most of Europe while I was there. BUT! My study abroad adviser suggested a few other places (he probably thought I was lazy because I speak two other languages,French & Spanish, and I didn’t want to to study in those countries) and after great thought I decided that studying in Germany would be a great idea! I’ll keep you posted on the details [or I’ll try at least]

Renee

Grammatical Pet Peeves

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This was inspired by a recent twitter rant :

So I know a few people who make it seem like they are pissing their ways through college… and that they are so smart they can do anything. And they are just so above it all. Well, I have something to say to if you’re so darned smart why don’t you know the difference between

[They’re, Their and There.  To, Too and Two]