Otherworldly Fog in the Icelandic Landscape

The other night, a fog rolled in after 11 pm. Yes, the light you see in this picture is the Arctic (practically) Midnight sun, illuminating the fog and the valley we will live and work in for the next three months. The area we live in for the summer is like an alien planet at…

On A Saturday In Camden: Piercings, Crowds, and Consignment

First week of the new Master’s Programme finished. It was a whirlwind of powerpoint presentations, introductions to a great number of people whose names I am still struggling to get straight, and departmental cocktail hours that were far too short if I’m honest. I don’t yet feel that I”m adjusted back into student life in…

Step 149 of the 150-Step Visa Process

It’s tantalizingly close. Too far to really get a clear picture through the fog, but I can sense Korea just on the other side of it, like a magnet pulling me to my new home and new adventure. I should probably begin packing my bags, though I’m tempted to leave with just my green backpack….