Hey there! I'm Avery Trinidad, a junior majoring in Sociology and concentrating in Global Studies over at Williams College! I think long walks by the beach are an unironic fun time, have made a hobby of writing songs with ukulele accompaniment, and have an apparent talent for making eggs. I'm a big ol' New York native, with a booming voice and headstrong attitude to boot. Though born and raised in Manhattan, I've had the opportunity to take German as a third language since my freshman year of high school. I'm looking forward to documenting my experiences in Berlin, especially after it emerges from such a tumultuous time in not only its own history, but the world's! Bis bald!
Blogs by Avery Trinidad
On being back home in New York, being away from Berlin, and the nature of Study Abroad.
Tschuess, Ciao, und Auf Wiedersehen: Leaving Berlin
On endings, beginnings, and middles.
Love Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Dating Abroad
On establishing boundaries, having realistic expectations, and dating abroad.
Being Young While the Night is Young
On Berlin nights, cowboy karaoke nights, and Halloween night(s).
A Plaque That is A Mirror That Is Not A Mirror
On being brown in Asia, being Asian in Europe, and speaking European languages when Asian.
Begrijpt u Duits?: Multilingualism in Amsterdam
On how I might actually be a functional polyglot, and how the Dutch people I met all thought I was German.
The Berlin Student's Guide to Getting Free Stuff
On getting a free yoga mat with cartoon bears on it, decorating my room for the cost of scissors and tape, and other wallet friendly ways to go about your time...
A Little Older, A Little Bolder
On being back in Berlin after a high school exchange program, and all the big and little things that have happened in-between.
A Worldly City
A short reflection on my first week in Berlin, a city of immigrants, the world, and good food.
On Names and Airline Databases
On how Lufthansa's database misinterpreted my middle name as a salutation, and how the cultural differences in how we're named reflect the beauty and diversity...