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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Top 10 Sights in Scotland

Did you know that in 2017 Scotland was voted the most beautiful country according to Rough Guides? While it’s no secret that I lived in Glasgow to complete my postgraduate studies  – Scotland quickly became ‘a home away from home.’ During my year as an expat, I was fortunate to explore much of this country. I […]

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Savoring Sicily

Have you been to Sicily yet? Have you considered going? Sure, Rome, Venice, Florence, and Naples are great, but standard tourist sights. I’m not saying skip any of those, but I don’t know why Sicily hasn’t become a HOT destination. In fact, the only types of tourists I met were from Eastern European countries, students/Erasmus […]

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Stirling Castle

I spent over 3 hours at Stirling Castle with a few of my friends in my masters program. We were impressed by the sheer size of the castle. It offers a variety of interactive modules such as – dress up in medieval regalia, games, instruments, movies, and impersonators. The castle has been owned by a […]

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A Weekend Away in Oslo and Krakow

On the last weekend of January, my friend Lindsay, and I arrived to Oslo City Centre by 6pm on Saturday evening, and stayed at Anker Hostel. Although it was a little ways away from the city, it was only about 15-20 minutes walking distance. We traveled to the Sculpture Garden, but on the way we walked along […]

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Ross Castle in Killarney National Park

I spent two days in Killarney (albeit, one day dedicated to the Ring of Kerry, see post here). I made a point of going to see the National Park, and more specifically Ross Castle. The river walk is pleasant too. On the way there, I saw these aching rain clouds quickly racing across the mountains. […]

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