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United Nations, Al Jazeera, and $200,000!

Jun 27, 2011 | No Comments

So much amazing news to report! In the last three weeks, I have wrapped up more than 23,000 miles between Switzerland, Qatar, and Boston!

A view of the Neuchwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany

Europe 2003: The Emails

Jul 24, 2003 | No Comments

From: Subject: where's my roomate? Date: July 4, 2003 1:53:01 AM PDT Well I'm finally in Munich and out of greece... Although I think I had reached a certain comfort level there knowing my way around and such. When I arrived in Munich (having become used to the 90-100 degree weather in greece) it was raining and about 60 degrees... I of course was wearing shorts and a light t-shirt... I went to marienplatz where I was hoping to meet up with my roommate but I guess he hasn't gotten my emails yet so I got stuck waiting for nothing... I did however see a picture that is normally only in children's book drawings - there is this castle-esque looking building in marienplatz and the rain cleared up just long enough for a giant double rainbow to emerge in the sky right over the castle building... it was quite a sight... and definitely made hanging out there worth it. I do have to say it is definitely nice to be in a place where you can get an hour of internet for only 1 euro again! Anyways if anyone hears from my roommate Corbin tell him i'm looking for him... and Ian and Chris I'm off to go buy tang from the turks... jon

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A scene from the Despotiko Excavation in Greece

Despotiko 2003: The Emails

Jul 1, 2003 | No Comments

From: Date: May 21, 2003 10:39:11 AM PDT Hey all I only have 10 minutes left on my internet access but I'm just emailing to let you all know that I got in ok I went to dinner last night with my professor and a fellow SC student at a nice little tavern... its nice having my professor around since he knows where the locals go... Today my friend Sameer and I left Athens at 7am for corfu... we arrived at 6pm and have been sitting on the beach ever since... its really beautiful here - totally worth the 11 hours of travel! well my time is almost up... hope all is well! jon

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A view of the canals in Venice, Italy

Europe 2002: The Emails

Aug 5, 2002 | No Comments

From: Subject: First update... Date: July 3, 2002 5:41:33 AM PDT First of all, forgive me if there are a lot of typo's because the european keyboard is completely different from the american qwerty one! Europe is awesome! We are in Brussels right now at an internet cafe and just spent the day walking around seeing the sites of the city. Its been raining hard all day and unfortunately our umbrellas aren't very strong... So far we have managed to get lost and have to ask directions only about 20 times! But everyone is incredibly nice here and have been very helpful. We leave tonight for amsterdam... Jon

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