Tag: San Francisco

Travel

America through the eyes of a booklover

Marta Bausells of The Guardian stated in her article that four of the Top 10 Independent Bookshops in the world were in America (as of 2015). Starting out in San Francisco, California, I intended to travel across North America, visiting these highly rated bookshops in Oregon, Minnesota and New York. I began my journey in…

Travel

A semester in San Fran

“So, you were in San Francisco for a year? What was that like?” This is the question that greets me every time I mention I studied abroad in America, and to be honest, I’ve run out of ways to answer it. Sometimes I’ll reply with a rather underwhelming “yeah, it was great” other times I’ll…

Travel

Fear and loathing in San Francisco

It was dusk when I rolled into San Francisco, exhausted, but excited. This was my first time on American soil and I had that rare feeling of hope that can only exist in those  initial moments on a foreign shore. Every warm breeze promised levity and each winking tail light was an indication of adventure…

Global

NFL’s Kaepernick sparks anthem boycott controversy

It was during the national anthem of the pre-season game against the Green Bay Packers that Colin Kaepernick sat down. He did this again several days later. When he did it a third time, it caused a national frenzy. Kaepernick explained his reasoning, stating that he was not going to “show pride in a flag for…