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Fourth of July (from Krakow – 4 July 2010) August 30, 2010

Posted by Andrew Punnoose in Travel Log.
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Today is Independence Day! While I couldn’t spend it as I usually do, in the home of the brave and the land of the free, it was a great experience celebrating it in Poland. So far, all of my 4th of July’s have been spent either in Washington, D.C. or Boston, where it’s more of a week-long event than a single day, so spending it in a foreign country was more than a bit different. We went to an event hosted by the US Consulate, featuring a soul group from New Orleans, with a lead singer active enough to convince Darion (one of our fellow students) to get up on stage for a bit of performing of his own. When we walked out into the central square, we were greeted by Lady Liberty herself!

Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty walking among us in the central square



The Traveling Life July 25, 2010

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We were in Germany for their victory over the UK. Awesome!

Three cities, three weeks, a whole lotta traveling.

The first three weeks of my program were spent in Brussels (you can read my previous posts here and here), and the second were spent with one week in Paris, one in Berlin, and one in Krakow, Poland.  This was a great opportunity to see three totally different parts of the EU and get a feel for the different cultures.  Let’s take them one at a time by publishing some excerpts from my journal. (more…)