Lucky me, I got to attend the graduation ceremonies for my Masters course at the University of Leicester this past weekend. I graduated with a Masters in Museum Studies 'with Distinction', alongside the rest of my classmates from around the world. One of those classmates happens to be from the same city as me, so … Continue reading Graduation Celebrations!
I have a hobby of collecting postcards. The way I see it is this: a postcard is the cheapest souvenir I can take with me, and when I can't travel the next best thing is to receive a postcard from some faraway place (or not so far as the case may be). Now I've got … Continue reading The World in Postcards
Hello everyone! As the end of my time here in the UK is just a few weeks away, I am scrambling to cram as much in as possible. My work placement at the Royal Albert Memorial Museum is going well and I get to work with curators and conservators, handle some amazing museum objects and get … Continue reading Adventures in Devon!
Thanks to Danielle for the use of her backyard, and to everyone for coming and humoring me. I do appreciate the irony of celebrating 4th of July in the UK, but this is all I need to celebrate Independence Day - hot dogs, beer, good weather (mostly), and friends. I've also learned that hot dogs … Continue reading 4th of July – We still celebrate in the UK
It feels like summer! British summer anyway, which from what I’ve been told, equals about two weeks of great weather and a lot of rain. Don’t expect too much. In fact if any of you were following the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations in London this weekend, I heard the weather during the river pageant was … Continue reading Jubilee weekend in Wales
I went on another hike last weekend with a few British couchsurfers. The destination this time was the Peak District National Park, and we were fewer in number because it was going to be a more intense hike... I thought I'd have no problem. I got picked up at 8:30am on a Sunday morning and … Continue reading CS Hike The Peak District
Hello all, It appears that I have gotten a little behind! The past few weeks have been quite full, as you’ll figure out. When I last wrote, classes were about to start again, and we’ve covered all kinds of very practical things about taking care of objects in museums. We even visited an off-site museum … Continue reading Culture, History, Museums
Did another hike a few weekends ago, with a few couchsurfers. The weather was a bit colder, but we took the bus from Leicester to a tiny town called Market Bosworth, about an hour by bus. From there we hiked through fields to reach the site of the battle of Bosworth, and the visitor center … Continue reading CS Hike Bosworth Battlefield
http://www.couchsurfing.org/news/article/104 Ringing in the Chinese New Year usually involves the smoky explosion of firecrackers, dining with family and friends, and wearing red for good luck. CS members in Vancouver pose with the God of Wealth at the Chinese New Year Parade - Photo courtesy of Jasmine Tan Even though it’s called Chinese New Year, the … Continue reading 2011, Year of the Rabbit
http://www.couchsurfing.org/news/article/78 Hey CouchSurfers, have you ever considered running away with the circus? The Circus Open House is a one night event where you can have the opportunity to try your hand at circus skills like trapeze and juggling! Circus performers will be volunteering their time to teach you a little of what they do. You … Continue reading CouchSurfing’s Greatest Show on Earth!