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November 3, 2019

One of the most important phrases you memorise (memorize) in a foreign language is, "Where is the restroom?" British English is no exception, but instead of restroom or bathroom, it's the toilet [cringe], loo, water closet, WC, lavatory, gents, ladies... To clarify, the toilet (British English) is the room that houses the toilet (American English). I personally defaulted to "loo".

In the loo loo skip to my loo:

1. There are typically two flush options: One for numero uno (to reduce amount of wate...

October 26, 2019

As an American in London for a year, coming from a relatively small town in comparison, there were several things I missed in addition to close friends and family.

In no particular order:

1. Garbage disposal. 

Yes. Had to take extra care to ensure ZERO food made its way down the drain or else: clog, followed by unsightly sink, followed by a good amount of time for drain to clear.

2. A separate clothes dryer.

The same machine that washed my clothes was the one that dried my clothes, possibly. Depending on...

September 8, 2018

Grad school beckons me across the pond and soon, I will be nose-deep in studying all-things hydrology and water resources management. Pray for me. Till then, I thought I'd do a little traveling and extend my summer holiday with a 4-day foray into Dubrovnik. 

Its beautiful views of Old Town and the Adriatic Sea from the City Wall is worth a prolonged moment to be still and to bask in. The water is a gorgeous blue, great for a swim in early September but very salty (wear goggles).

Travel tips and tidbits:

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