Wednesday, March 9, 2011

You can't go home again, but you can go back.

(Picture taken by me during the COP15 demonstrations in Dec. '09)

In about four and a half months, I'll set off for thirteen months of living abroad. It's a little odd to think that my first "adult experience"-- by which I mean, post-graduate job-- won't be in New York or L.A. or Chicago or any of the other cities I grew up thinking I would immediately move to upon graduation. But you know what? The political landscape isn't the one I grew up thinking I'd inherit, either.

Working abroad will be different than studying abroad-- I can't just pick up and leave whenever I want, and I'll be working 8am-5pm Mondays through Fridays instead of going to class sporadically four days a week. But I think I'll find the time to explore more of Europe. There's so much I didn't do the first time around, so many places I didn't visit. After working at National Geographic Traveler, I have even more ideas than when I went the first time of what to do. Most importantly, I want to try some of these.

- weinerbrod

- cafes that stay open through the cold weather and supply customers with blankets and heat lamps

- sophisticated transportation

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