Friday; September 25th, 2015
Today was M’s birthday, so we went to The Coast. I was able to show her the little ice cream shop from last time. A girl we met at the International Student Orientation Week, In., came with us.
Bonus: since there were multiple people on this trip, there are actually pictures with people in them this time!
Continue reading “Day 24: Birthday Beach”
Tuesday; September 22nd, 2015
I’m giggling to myself about the dramatic title. Tomorrow, we go to the University to get our smartcards, which means I finally get to take care of the last of the living basics.
What are those? Well…
Continue reading “Day 21: Last Day of Freedom and Food, Food, Food!”
Sunday; September 13th, 2015
Disclaimer: I have never met a big city i liked.
I’ve been to Seattle, Los Angeles, Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Taipei, London, Paris, and Edinburgh. Today was my first time back to Edinburgh since my trip a little over three years ago, and I have to say…
I don’t hate it!
Continue reading “Day 12: Wee Trip to Edinburgh”
Friday; September 11th, 2015
Last night I finally met my downstairs neighbors. Suffice it to say, I am no longer smooth as fuck when I talk to strangers. It only took 13 days of mental isolation to bring me back to the awkward, bumbling, forgetful girl I was as a teenager. Social grace is a muscle: mine needs a ton of upkeep and I have not been flexing.
Continue reading “Day 10: Books and Booking It”
Monday; September 7th, 2015
There are some pretty bumpy bruises on my Achilles tendons from walking all over the city up and down the slopes yesterday. The metro station by my flat was down for foliage maintenance, so I decided to try walking the entire length of the city. Pretty worth it, especially since I got to check out the Quayside Sunday market, the current exhibit at the Baltic, and The Factory Kitchen at The Biscuit Factory art gallery. That’s at least 8 miles of walking that I probably didn’t need to do, especially since I realized on my way home–fifteen minutes from home–that buses were taking metro tickets as valid passes for the day.
Continue reading “Days 5 & 6: Fog, Glass, and Water.”
Anachronism! I forgot to post this on the day it was written. My bad. 😛
Saturday; August 29th, 2015
Today is my last full day in Tucson. I spent all week saying goodbye to people and places around town. Some people I know I will see when I get back, others I know I won’t for a long time to come. Then there are a few wild cards that could go either way.
Continue reading “Day -3: Last Day in Tucson”
Saturday; September 5th, 2015
Today’s goal was hunting around for coffee shops to establish myself as a regular. I’ve decided that the place M. found near our flat is the best in terms of price, location, hours, seating, table space, and ambiance when it comes to extended sitting and studying.
Continue reading “Day 4: Hunting for a Coffee Shop (and Missing Tucson)”