Author Archives: Grif

About Grif

Going to Mongolia

In Conclusion

One year ago, our school bus was floating somewhere on the North Atlantic, we all had jobs different than the ones we currently hold, and we had no idea what was ahead of us. We are thrilled to have finished … Continue reading

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Tefta Kelmendi: My Hero of Modern Times

Masters Degree and a 3 month old boy?!?! AND HOW!!! Notes: 1. Ignore SciencePo’s inability to correctly place Prishtina on a map. 2. Credit is due to Aude Le Pape for the Hero of Modern Times concept. 3. The boy’s name … Continue reading

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July 22 – September 28: Full Circle

1,638 hours later and I made it back to the starting line. Props to Alex, Alfie, and Seb for the parking spot. And sorry for not smiling at the end, I was tired.

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On Airports

Nothing evokes the image of Muscat, Oman more than 10% off 2x1L bottles of Jameson ($40.76!) It’s why I love airports so much, even when only staying for a few hours in transit, you really get such a feel for … Continue reading

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Band of Brothers

From Munich, I traveled to Hyderabad, India for a funeral. The circumstances aside, the week was filled with many laughs and memorable experiences among friends and family. Jaleel lives with his brother, sister-in-law, their four sons and nephew. Putting aside … Continue reading

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Anti-Bear Sentiment Undermines Oktoberfest Revelry

Germany’s economy has emerged relatively unscathed from the global financial meltdown of the late twothousandandaughts. With record growth through the heart of the crisis, a dizzying amount of exports, and a thriving democratic interchange between the CDU and SPD, it … Continue reading

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