Archive for October, 2009

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Tamil Nadu

Here what the other half of the group was up to last week Monday, October 5, 2009 Today I, along with seven other students and two Visthar staff members traveled to the state of Tamil Nadu, the most southern state in India. We left at 5:30 am and had a beautiful two and a half […]

Top Cat of the Burren

So this week has been rather uneventful.  However tomorrow we leave for london for four days! We’re all really excited, plenty of museums are on the docket but we’ll also have some free time to do some fun stuff. We have a cat that lives on campus, and he likes to hang out in my […]

Freiburg, Berlin, Latvia, Swiss Alps, Belgium, and Paris, Oh My!

Guten Tag once again Friends, Family, Faculty, Gusties, and those interested in my worldly travels, To remind you of who I am since I have not been blogging as frequently as I should, my name is Eric Cronin and I am a junior Gustie and I am studying the European Union in Freiburg, Germany this Fall in […]

Nine Months of Rain

This week our group was split into two halves for field visits to different parts of southern India to learn more about ‘Globalization and the Ethics of Development’, which is the theme of our second unit. I’m representing the half of our group that went to the coastal state of Kerala. We were in it’s […]

The sky is falling!

Ka-boom! come the noises in the evening. Another bowling ball lands on our roof. The loud noises echo through our open house and are only enhanced by the sloping metal roof. The first few times, you jump and say, “What was that?”. After a while you get more curious and really wonder, “What could that […]

Lisdoonvarna and THE MOUNTAIN

Last weekend a bunch of us decided it would be fun to go to the matchmaking festival in lisdoonvarna, which is a town maybe twenty minutes away or so.  It’s a month long festival held in the town, which also is known for it’s spa’s.  It’s a crazy mess of pubs, with lot’s of people […]

Over the bridge and through the banana fields to Arusha we shall go…

On our drives to and from Arusha we have gotten to see a lot of the landscape of this area. Though it only takes about 90 minutes to there is a high diversity in the environment. Mweka is on the slopes of Mount Kilimanjaro at an elevation of 1400 metres. The landscape is lush up […]