A Trip to Estonia

Last Monday night I returned from Valma, Estonia where I was competing in the World Ice and Snow Sailing Championships. This is an annual international competition  sanctioned by WISSA (the World Ice and Snow Sailing Association) that has been happening since the 80’s and I have been attending throughout my life with my family. And … More A Trip to Estonia

Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 4

By: Seraphina Mallon-Breiman As days passed, it was hard not to contemplate the inequality between trekker and porter/sherpa. Feeling awkward that these people were carrying our things so that we could leisurely stroll, I wrote in my journal, “It doesn’t feel right, and whether it’s subtle or not, I just think it’s creating more of … More Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 4

Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 3

By: Seraphina Mallon-Breiman We began traveling to Bhaktapur the next day. This city felt even more broken down than our previous destinations due to earthquake rubble. Nonetheless, we were privileged tourists, so we stayed in a fancy hotel comparing the beauty of our 7th-floor hotel room with a stunning sunset and a landscape of poverty. Being in this … More Nepal Travelogue: GMC Study Abroad – Ethnographic Blog Series pt. 3