Thursday, March 19, 2009

Dispatch

Wat Si Saket, Vientiane

Lovely as Vietnam is, I miss Laos terribly. I adored the place and the people and was lucky to have some wonderful traveling companions who I met on the road (though that has been true of Vietnam too).

Am exhausted as I write this, having spent the day on a motorbike visiting old tombs and rice fields around Hue, now waiting for my pick up for an over night bus ride. Only another five days of traveling left.

In other news, happiness abounds - I got through Michigan, Ann Arbor (with a fellowship! Though it sadly doesn't cover all my expenses) and also Harvard (first without any funding, but now apparently they are offering me some, though its very minimal). All things considered I think I would still go to London, though my family is having a collective heart attack that I would even consider (gasp!) rejecting Harvard. Let's see - but London >>>>> Boston!

9 comments:

Fëanor said...

Good show, Szerelem. I see that you are in a ochre phase at the mo! Given up on teal and all?

(Btw, schols galore for all univs, incl. SOAS?)

Tabula Rasa said...

congratulations! but really, london <<<< boston (and don't get me started on ann arbor :-D)

blackmamba said...

wow, congrat!!

Szerelem said...

Feanor: Thank you - and yes ochre seems to be predominant in my Thailand and Loas photos! But Vietnam is all sorts of colours. Schols - well I am gettintg some funding from the schools but I also applied to MA programs (I didn't think I would get into the PhD ones as of now) and so funding is much, much more limited. Though also applying for external scholarships but will know about those only after a bit. Hoping things work out.

TR: Thanks! BUT NOOOOOO - London is so awesome and the Pound is weak - best time to go!! And Ann Arbor has such excellent faculty, I know, but really it's in the middle of nowhere (sorry, it has to be said!) so that counts against!

BM: Thanks :)

Space Bar said...

good show! more photoos please.

Chimera said...

you must write more elaborate travelogues! and I sooooooooooo agree with TR, London <<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<< Boston, any day!

Szerelem said...

spacebar, chimera: More photos, stories coming up, but really WHAT IS THIS LONDON HATE THAT HAS COME OVER PEOPLE! PLZ!

km said...

Congratulations. And don't miss the tea party in Boston.

Roxana said...

still, from London you are only one or two hours away from Paris and Berlin and other marvellous cities, I wouldn't want to give up something like this :-)
and of course, congratulations!!!! :-)