Zibelemärit (Bern)

Held on the fourth Monday in November, the Zibelemärit brings tons of onions, crafts, and seasonal food to downtown Bern. What more can you want from a festival?

A Thanksgiving Apart

I’m cuddled up on the couch burning my tongue on freshly roasted sweet potatoes and trying to think of how to start this post. It’s surprisingly hard to come up with something to write about each week; I obviously can’t share everything that happened this week, so what am I supposed to highlight? This week has…

Verdun

This weekend, I went to Verdun, France with some classmates and professors. The village is surrounded by World War I battlefields, with reconstructed trenches, tunnels, and a fortified citadel. Thanks to a great group of students, good food, and some very knowledgeable professors and tour guides, the trip was . . . what word can…

Photographic Interlude: Milan

You know that odd feeling you get when you wake up in the middle of the night in a strange place? At first, you think you’re back home in your own bed. Something small shatters that image—perhaps an unusual slant of light or the way the bed is turned. For an instant, you want nothing more than to be home …

On the Road: Milan

I arrived in Milan Thursday night for an extended weekend with two friends I met at NWU. Alessandro moved back here after graduating in May, so he’s been our most excellent tour guide and interpreter. I’ve actually written quite a bit, but as it’s all in my notebook and I’m too lazy to type it…