Take two!

If you’ve been reading along, you may remember me talking about a study abroad program to Berlin that I had been accepted to for last Fall quarter. I wound up


That word up there is “coffee”, btw. A very important word, always but also one that took me some time to get accustomed to in my Arabic vocabulary. Someone asked

right left right left

marHaba! The quarter began mid last week and this Monday marks the beginning of the first full week of classes. My classes are all interesting and fun and OH MY

love of language

  29.09.2016   Nikki   Blog, languages   No comments

It is well known that I’m obsessed with languages. Most people in my circle understand why a person would be, but occasionally someone will ask why – why do I


Several friends tagged me in this one when it was first published on Buzzfeed. This is a thing I’m happy to be known for. *grin* 18 Tumblr Posts for People

Calcio Storico! (First rule of Florence Fight Club is… tell everyone about it)

  16.08.2016   Nikki   Blog, languages   No comments

In my art history class a few quarters ago, the instructor showed us a few videos that related to the various topics we were covering in medieval art history. One

wandering Firenze



We arrived to our lovely Airbnb flat in Firenze (Florence)! A bottle of chilled Prosecco was waiting for us in the fridge which we cracked open on the terrace.

long haul

Tillamook! I was really amused to see a little package of Tillamook cheese in the meal during the flight from Newark to Munich (where we were then connecting to Florence, Italy).

jet planes and such

First leg of a trip I just returned from… SEA > PHL. And then PHL > FLR. Seemed kind of silly to be buying swag at the Philly airport when