Christmas and New years

Hej hej!   So slow update here, I’ve been planning the next chapter of the journey with Nat! Let me time travel a little to the 22nd of December, London. I flew from Stockholm to London on a relatively late flight, but thanks to the amazing tube system in London (expensive though) I made it to … Continue reading

Reconciling Tristeza

Reconciling Tristeza

Boxing Day’s all-important in the Tame whānau. We sit around, eat cold turkey, and cast loathing upon the baggy green. This year was different; I was absent. *** I took a bus from the colonial beauty of San Miguel de Allende to DF, there I connected to the State of Hidalgo. A friend picked me … Continue reading

Sverige: Part 4

Hej hej!   So this is a short update on what I’ve been up to this previous week. Exams finished, I’m done with study for a couple of months, and I jumped on a bus and headed up to the Arctic! I went with a few friends, and a bunch of other people, to Finnish Lapland, … Continue reading

Ánimo

Ánimo

Last week was a rocky one. I dislocated my shoulder. I didn’t tumble down some stairs. Nor was I under the influence. I suffered this great undesirable proudly representing ITAM in rugby. We had our second tournament, though the team was a bit dusty after the previous evening’s street fiesta and barra libre (Victoria ought … Continue reading

Sverige: Part 3

Hej hej! So this will be a short post as I have a lot of study to do over the next couple of weeks. My time here in Uppsala is quickly running out! It’s hard to believe how quickly this time has raced past. I have two exams next week for Swedish, then Neuroscience the … Continue reading

In Search of Laura

In Search of Laura

A few years back my brother told me he’d started taking Spanish lessons. ‘What school do you attend?’, I asked him. ‘No school. Skype’, he replied. ‘Through Skype?’ This seemed a queer phenomenon; speaking, conjugating and learning, all with a stranger, and a foreigner at that. But he reassured me that his Mexican teacher, Laura García, … Continue reading

Sverige: Part 2

Hej hej! Hur är laget? (How are you?)   So, here’s another update on my travels in this wonderful northern land. Since I left off last time uni work has been steadily increasing, which has been both good and bad. It’s nice to be using my brain again, but I miss all the free time … Continue reading

1/2

1/2

‘It’ll go so quickly’ said everyone. Well, it seems only yesterday I left New York, caught a 5 am subway to JFK, and flew to Mexico City. But someone reminded me I’ve been here for over 12 weeks now. So, amongst the horror/ realisation of it being half-time, and in lieu of oranges, I’ll reflect. … Continue reading