Amsterdam for the Weekend

Although Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, it feels like a world of its own. The city offers its visitors the chance to experience art, culture, history, mouth-watering cheese, narrow canals and a myriad of vices. During my postgraduate studies at the University of Glasgow in 2016, I visited Amsterdam, which is located in the northern […]

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Biking from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown on Martha’s Vineyard

New England is facing its first heatwave of the summer, temperatures rising beyond to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Despite this, my partner and I took the Hy-Line Speed ferry from Hyannisport to Martha’s Vineyard with the intention of cycling. Once our ship docked in Oak Bluffs, we cycled along Beach Road towards Edgartown. The paved paths […]

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Visiting Sleeping Beauty’s Castle, Neuschwanstein Castle

While staying in Munich, Germany for Oktoberfest, we visited Neuschwanstein Castle. Annually, this castle receives over a million visitors. The castle is accessible by rental car or train with Füssen’s bus (#78). We took the train from Munich station to the town of Füssen, caught the shuttle from Füssen‘s station, and walked to the castle. […]

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3 Day Itinerary in Dubrovnik, Croatia

  Day 1 Once we settled into our apartment in Old Town, we walked the walls of Dubrovnik. Although we were exhausted, we decided to walk the walls because the weather the following day would be rainy and unfavorable. While we walked at a steady pace, despite taking many photos, the entire walk was shy […]

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The Weaponization of Dubrovnik’s Old Town

The weaponization of cultural heritage is the politicized destruction of material culture as an ideologically motivated performance in conflicts. During my Masters dissertation, I focused on the connective themes between the siege of Dubrovnik and the ISIS occupation of Palmyra. The 20 year difference between Dubrovnik and Palmyra expresses development in the recurrent phenomenon and […]

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Things to do in Tokyo

Recently, a friend with an upcoming trip to Tokyo reached out to me for itinerary suggestions. I was more than happy to oblige because Tokyo is one of my favorite places to explore. The first time I visited Tokyo was for a study abroad program at Sophia University. Last November, I returned to Japan with […]

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