Romantic Reality

Romantic Reality

Barcelona: a land of endless romance. There are couples in streets holding hands and displaying affection at every corner. There are people from every corner of the world walking the same sidewalks, people of different beliefs enjoying the city simultaneously and...
Ej-moo-keyt

Ej-moo-keyt

As a child, I never questioned where my food was coming from or how it was produced. I was oblivious to the quality of food that I was consuming. Whether it was a McDonald’s happy meal or home cooked dinner, all that was important to me was the taste. If...
Back to Basics

Back to Basics

As city streets faded into fields of hay on our drive from Barcelona, nature demonstrated the theme I would be observing all day: going back to basics. The first stop of our excursion examining food production was La Selvatana, an organic dairy farm run by Ana....
You Are What You Eat

You Are What You Eat

The past few days in Barcelona have been centered around food. The experience has gone full circle: we started by learning how to make tapas from scratch, then we toured markets around the city, lastly we visited a diary farm and apiculture center to learn about the...
Uphill Battle

Uphill Battle

Imagine the toughest workout that you’ve ever done. Now add a little bit of sweat to that. This is how my body felt hiking up the Montserrat. The hike, almost completely an uphill battle, left me feeling proud and thankful for my body’s physical capability. My fitness...
Moo-ving and Bee-ing Around the Farmland

Moo-ving and Bee-ing Around the Farmland

Although I was not interested in visiting La Selvatana, a family run dairy farm in Campllong Catalonia, Spain, it turned out to be an interesting experience. I now have new knowledge about agriculture and the role of gender in agriculture compared to my Pakistani...
Shavasana

Shavasana

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self”, The Bhagavad Gita. Every practice of yoga that I follow, I learn something new about myself. At the start of practice, I take an upright position in Sukhasana. My hands are open, my palms facing the...

Time Crunch

As a college student living in the Chicagoland suburbs, I have used many means of transportation for my daily commute to UIC. During the fall semester of 2016, I commuted by taking the CTA‘s orange line. From there, I would transfer to the 8 Halsted bus and walk...
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