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 January, 2011

Morocco for tourists »

I had one friend in Morocco who absolutely refused to do “touristy” things like ride camels and visit famous restaurants. She wanted the most “authentic” experience she could get. One weekend I got her to drive out to the Sahara with me. When we got to the town we were accosted by all the tour [...]

Light Me Up »

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In Marseille, we found a tiny secret little community on the coastline that you could only find by going through a door and down some stairs off the side of a coastal road. There we found a small harbor scattered with brightly colored boats. Climbing the cliff, you could see out [...]

Life in Jordan / الحياة في الأردن »

 
It was my last week in Amman, Jordan and the thickest sandstorm I’d ever seen blotted out the sun and cast eerie shadows across the rocky desert outside my office window at the International Organization of Migration (IOM). Swiveling back around to my desk I caught the eye of Osama who was laughing at my [...]