Last days in DC

This week my internship came to an end. We had a lovely farewell lunch with my co-workers, and a last celebratory afternoon meeting to kick off the Christmas holiday for everyone. I feel like it all ended too soon. It always takes some time to settle in and get a hang of things, and then …

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Quintessential American experiences

During the first weeks of my internship, the softball team of the think tank I work for was participating in the play off games in an unofficial softball league (softball a simpler version of baseball, and somewhat similar to pesäpallo in Finland, with a few differences). I went to watch two of the games to …

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Thanksgiving

I celebrated my first Thanksgiving last week! We had a lovely Thanksgiving dinner with a group of friends. Celebrating with friends can apparently also be called a Friendsgiving. Either or, I think the holiday is great: get together with family or friends, eat good food, and take a moment to share what you are thankful …

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Go Nats!

The Washington Nationals are World Series Champions 2019! I have been having a crash course in baseball for the past few weeks, because the Washington Nationals team made their way to the World Series final! They played a total of seven games against Huoston Astros from, well, Huoston, Texas. And what a final it has …

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Museums, food, streets festivals, and fun miscellaneous stuff

This work week is one day shorter than usual, as we had Monday off from work because of Columbus Day. Columbus Day is a federal holiday, but not everyone had a day off – it depends on your employer. There is also an ongoing discussion of changing the name to Indigenous People’s Day instead, to …

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The Prince of Liechtenstein, John Bolton and Hillary Clinton

One of the perks of living in DC is that there are events happening all day, every day around town. This is the capital of politics, and this means interesting people both live here and travel here for numerous reasons. In the past few weeks, I’ve attended an event where John Bolton, the former National …

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