One day in Lausanne

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Lausanne is about 45 minutes train ride from Geneva. It’s a perfect day trip destination. The city is famous for a lot of things: Olympic Capital, wine-growing region, Higher Education, art and etc. I was only able to glance into this amazing city in the one-day trip.

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Two days in Amsterdam

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My friends and I spent two days explore Amsterdam. I can proudly say I went to every place I wanted to go. Obviously, there are still a lot of interesting place worth exploring, but I am very content with my first time traveling in Amsterdam.

Besides what I mentioned in the little video above. There are so other things which were either mind-blowing or really worth sharing. Continue reading

Day Trip- Gruyères/Broc-Fabrique/Bulle

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In the drizzling rain, we went on our journey. The two hours and half train ride was so much fun. It’s way shorter then I thought it is. You are changing trains like buses back home. One thing I absolutely love about here is the punctuality. Every train and tram is so on time. It makes me feel respected and I feel like my time is cherished.
The view on the way there is amazing. Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) is right by the track. We were full on tourism mode: Kept taking photos. The photos are not as good as the actual view. First of, the window blocks the color. Also, it was raining, so everything is a little bit blurry.

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Hello Geneva!!

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I will be spending about two months in Geneva. Thanks to the amazing Webster summer term program. I will be having classes during the week and having fun at the weekend.

Geneva is really a beautiful city. Don’t miss the view when you are about to land. The Alps is by your side. I was lucky the sun was just coming out.Breathtaking view. Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) is the next you will see. It’s a pretty huge lake. Villages scatter all over the lakeside. They look quiet and peaceful in the morning light.

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A weekend experiencing new firsts in Chicago

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My roommates and I went to Chicago last weekend. It was purely a decision without a second thought. We didn’t plan our trip thoroughly as we always do, though we did book our train tickets and hotel. We didn’t even think about if we can finish our homework in time, let alone prepare for upcoming exams. Due to the lack of preparation and research, we had something unexpected. Nothing bad happened, a lot of first time experiences. Anyway, we did have a great time. I love my roomies.  Continue reading

For international students, It’s OK to be different

This is the seventh month I have spent in the U.S. as an “outsider.” I am soaked in the U.S. culture and society, but awkwardness and the sense of exclusion never fade away.

I feel awkward when people com- plain about the temperature. “Shoot, It’s going to be 48 tomorrow!” I don’t know if this is too hot or too cold. I have been using centigrade all my life. How am I going to respond?
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