Photo Contest

OSU holds a photo contest for exchange students each year. These are the pictures I entered for 5 of the 6 categories. 


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The Natural World






Beavers Abroad (this is at Pamukkale [Cotton Castle]. It’s all white travertines similar to Yellowstone.

Bosphorus Cruise

A group of about 17 exchange students and I decided to take the Bosphorus Cruise and ended up having a crazy adventure. We got off at the first dock on the Asian side of Istanbul, took a bus to Kadıköy, barely caught the ferry back to Beşiktaş and rode two more dolmuşes to get home. Here are some pictures from our adventure!

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From the ferry dock in Sariyer.


Our large group, minus Hanane (Hannah) from Norway.


One of the bridges across the Bosphorus


Really great sunset pictures.


The Maiden’s Tower. Not sure about the history on this one yet.


So Young and Logan with an Education Star in Beşiktaş


Börek, my new favorite food. It is phyllo pastry dough stuffed with meat, cheese, onions, pine nuts and spices. YUM!

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Testing out Live Writer

So I got this new blogging program from Windows: Live Writer.  Looks a lot like MS Word which is nice. Hopefully this will make it easier to post things here. I plan on posting at least once per week, and hopefully more. Please subscribe if you want to keep up with my adventures while abroad!Holding the Nobel Prizes at OSU (Linus Pauling's)

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