Tellus

Tellus: (tel’us), n. 1. [Latin] earth, soil, and the land; a country; the world. 2. a collection of Willamette University student’s insights, stories, photos and thoughts from their experiences studying abroad.

Archive for September, 2009

Fields of gold in Wanaka, New Zealand »

When I heard that the Queen’s Birthday caused classes at the University of Otago to be canceled on Monday, 1 June, I knew I wanted to use the extended weekend and travel somewhere in New Zealand I’d never been before. I’d already visited Queenstown, the country’s mountain-rimmed adventure capitol on the shores of stunning [...]

Hong Kong dim sum »

Hong Kong is the birthplace of dim sum. For the five months I was there, I was lucky enough to go out for it at least once every two weeks. It was available everywhere- from the five-star hotels downtown to random street vendors. Yet the best dim sum I’ve had to date [...]

Peace Walls »

This picture was taken when we went to Northern Ireland, in Belfast. It’s one of the multiple “Peace Walls” put up in various cities to separate feuding Protestant and Catholic neighborhoods. Visiting the walls themselves was profound–it made the chasm between the disparate groups in Northern Ireland a reality. What was most [...]