When you ask me about Chicago, there are stories I can tell.
I can tell you about the gunshots. I’ve heard them from my living room, after dinner. I can tell you about the texts I send my roommates, warning them to be careful walking home. … More When You Ask Me About Chicago
It was finally spring break of my third year of high school. By the time I arrived at the train station, I had been preparing for my church’s trip to Mexico for months. We had learned songs in Spanish and committed a chapter of the New Testament to memory. Armed with matching brightly colored T-shirts and … More The Power of Poverty Tourism
In many ways, London is the ideal city: full of vibrant cultural diversity, historical landmarks, unique neighbourhoods and open parks, all connected with winding streets and a convenient public transit system. In order to get the most out of your time here, it’s best to be aware of some of the differences in culture and … More Always sing Wonderwall, and other tips for visiting London
Over the past few months, I’ve had the privilege to live/work/study in London. I have little doubt this city is the greatest in the world. Here is a list of London’s top offerings if you can’t stay long but want a well-rounded impression. It’s a mix of historical things and cultural things, mirroring London’s nature … More Mind the Gap: 10 essential things to do on your trip to London
The Wedding at Cana is a difficult piece of art to ignore. Even once you take a few steps back, the painting – two stories high of splashy color and exquisite detail – is all you can see. It was Paolo Veronese’s masterpiece, taking almost a year and a half to complete. Having barely survived … More How to Live Forever – and Why You Shouldn’t Try