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One Final Bout (Living in Akita Pt.13)

With classes winding down to an end and midterms quickly approaching, me and a friend made one last trip into the city before bunking down to spend the next two weeks studying and hiding from the cold. This last weekend it started to snow, and while it began slowly, it never really stopped; there’s now ...

(Not) Living In Akita, Pt. 12

I recently had a chance to see Tokyo! I didn't realize how large of a city it was, but I guess I should have expected that from the largest metropolitan city in the world. Although you can walk around small districts of Tokyo, actually going anywhere requires using the massive Tokyo rail system. Even many ...

Realizing the End is Near

As my semester abroad is coming to a close, I am finding it hard to believe that it’s actually over. Living in Italy for the past four months has been both what I expected it to be and completely not. I have been pleasantly surprised by some things and slightly disappointed by others, but it ...

Italian Public Transportation

One thing that has been particularly great about studying abroad in Florence is easy access to public transportation. Back home in the United States, we often lack reliable options for public transportation. However, in Italy, between busses, trains, and metros, there are so many options to help you travel around on a budget. Taxis, Ubers ...

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Bull Meets World #1 (Living in Akita Pt. 11)

Fairly soon after I arrived in Akita I had the chance to visit a local shrine near Akita International University. I went with some of my friends from the school, and the opportunity helped me get closer to many of them. One of the people who I went with, and whose since become my best ...

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