September 1, 2014 Today was our last day in St. Petersburg. I spent it doing a field lab for one of my classes. First, we had a brief stop at the St. Nicholas Church. I couldn’t take pictures inside, but it was like made of gold, laced with gold, and painted with gold. Did I… Read More Squirting Poultry
August 31, 2014 The Winter Palace is one of the jewels of St. Petersburg. Once the home of Catherine the Great, its elegance is stunning. It is now home to The Hermitage Museum. Most of the rooms had ceilings that were more interesting than what was being displayed. Get a load of that… Read More Paint Me a Picture
August 30, 2014 I stepped foot off the ship and walked on solid ground cautiously. Honestly, I was a little nervous. With all that’s happing with Russia and the Ukraine, my family’s deep concern about my first port, and the extensive safety warnings Semester at Sea had given me, walking on Russian soil was a… Read More Dry Land
August 26, 2014 On day four of our voyage we are passing through the Kiel Canal (that’s Germany) on our way to Russia. We’ve been passing through for hours now and I’m actually ready to hit the open sea again. Here’s a cool pic though. Seasickness has not taken me yet, although some of my… Read More Riding the Waves
When I tell people that I will be participating in Semester at Sea for the next three and a half months, they usually ask what that consists of. After telling them, I have received a wide array of responses over the past few weeks. Here are some of my personal favorites. “You’re going WHERE?” “That… Read More Say What?
Okay, readers. This is it. The big news. For the next few months “What Are This?” will be a little different. IT’S GOING GLOBAL! For the fall semester this year I will be studying abroad… in a big way. This isn’t your average student trip that many college students today go on – where they… Read More Sail with Me
I’m usually more of a Summer Olympics spectator. That’s probably because all of the winter sports cannot be found anywhere near where I’m from. I watch them anyway though… because it’s part of my American duty to support the red, white, and blue. Come to think of it, that’s pretty much everyone’s reason for watching… Read More So So Sochi