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Peru Molly_Sayles - tuktuk ride
Peru
Amazon Studies
Student Post

"Firsts" in Peru

by Molly Sayles


1. First time experiencing fabulous new fruits. We have been lucky enough to visit local chacras and sometimes the farmers hack into a fruit with a machete and let us try it!   We didn’t eat this little pineapple, but...
November 7, 2018
Bhutan Amanda_Eason (3)
Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

Green Chilies and Red Rice

by Amanda Eason


I eat the same breakfast everyday: a large heaping of rice with a small dollop of chilies. The proportion is intentional and essential. Without the chilies the rice would be bland, boring, and too repetitive for me to enjoy each...
November 6, 2018
Cambodia Yuxi_Xia - dusk on Tonle Sap
Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Student Post

Life on the Water: Inspirations on Human Resilience in Cambodia's Aquatic Ecosystems

by Yuxi Xia


Not knowing how to swim until the age of fourteen, I grew up with a fear of water. To my surprise, the field trips we have had to different aquatic ecosystems throughout Cambodia have been the most memorable, not because...
November 6, 2018
Peru
Amazon Studies
Student Post

Bears, Bromeliads, Bosque de Nubes

by Lindsay Finnell


Hey friends and folks! We’ve just returned from two weeks in the Cusco region to the full brunt of tropical heat. Cusco is located in the Sacred Valley of the Peruvian Andes at around 12,000 ft, and we were blessed...
October 26, 2018
Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Student Post

My Identity Abroad

by Waverly Lau


I am Chinese American and am proud of it. I was born and raised in NYC, but both my parents were born in Hong Kong, China. Since I grew up in such a diverse community in New York, I hadn’t...
October 26, 2018
Turks & Caicos Islands
Marine Resource Studies
Faculty Post

Have the Reef Lions Returned?

by Paul Simonin, Ph.D.


In the Principles of Marine Resource Management course, which I lead here at the Center for Marine Resource Studies (CMRS) in the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), we have been busy learning about fisheries stock assessment and sustainability this first...
October 9, 2018
Cambodia
Conservation and Development Studies
Student Post

Exploring My Identity in Cambodia

by Sophie Boardman


I was adopted from Cambodia when I was just under a year old and have lived in a small town in Maine for most of my life. Growing up I have always had a conflicting internal conversation with myself questioning...
October 9, 2018
Bhutan
Himalayan Environment and Development Studies
Faculty Post

Among the Wildflowers

by Jesse Lewis, M.S.


Innumerable switchbacks guide our way steadily up towards the 14,000 foot Chele-la, one of the highest road passes in Bhutan linking the Paro and Haa Valleys. Having reached mid way the temperature has dropped and the vegetation changed. Where before...
October 9, 2018
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