Monthly Archives: August 2010

All My Bags Are Packed

Almost. And I’m ready to go. See you soon! Advertisements

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Why Washington Is a Great City

I’m not quite sure yet if Washington wins the race but it is definitely shortlisted in my personal “favorite city of the US” ranking. And here is why (and the order is not hierarchical): It makes sense, seems very inviting, … Continue reading

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Day One

Day one after the program (I’m staying in D.C. for two more days – on my own!): I said goodbye to my roommate Outi, grabbed a cup of coffee, spent some time with my favorite artists, had more coffee, got … Continue reading

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This Is It

The last day in the program started with a debrief at the State Department. After a thorough security check and signing in, we received our “escort required” visitor passes and took the elevator to the basement, where we had brief … Continue reading

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Catharsis

Everyone seemed quite happy and relaxed this evening. The reason is simple: We had a feedback session with an external evaluator of the program. Basically, we spent more than two hours telling him about everything that went wrong (and right) … Continue reading

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Newseum! and VOA

One of the things I’ve really been looking forward to this entire time was the Newseum in D.C. and it was definitely worth the trip. Again, we “only” got the regular admission, no tour, no extras, but with a group … Continue reading

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National Press Club and The Washington Post

We walked to the National Press Club this morning (3 blocks down the road) and had a nice chat with one of the former presidents, a fairly young reporter for USA Today. She stressed how drinking is an important part … Continue reading

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