A couple of weeks ago, my good friend Jane and I went to Pamukkale and Izmir. We had an incredible time exploring more of Turkey! Pamukkale was stunningly beautiful in a completely origional way - I have never seen anything like it! It was created by mineral deposits. Izmir was also incredible. While still a big city, it was much more laid-back and had many less tourists than Istanbul. Hope you enjoy the video!
I am originally from beautiful Boulder, Colorado, but I am currently a junior at the University of Rochester double-majoring in Film and Honors Anthropology. While growing up, I lived in Shanghai for three years, but I have never been to anywhere in the Middle East before - a fact which I am very much looking forward to changing. I love exploring different cultures, making movies, eating delicious food, and being outside. While in Istanbul, I intend to extensively taste-test Turkish food, delve into the city and culture, and learn what it is like to go to a local university. I honestly have no idea what my future job will be, but I am passionate about eliminating institutional discrimination and hope to one day change the world for the better in some way.
They say that money buys you happiness, but does it also tell you it can buy you guilt as well? Keep on reading to hear about my struggle of being stuck in the middle of learning to enjoy new experiences but also being constrained by the values from my Asian American upbringing.