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11. Chania, Greece

I had heard many great things about Chania, and yes, it was awesome! Went as part of the Board of European Students of Technology alumni meeting, which made it even more fun. Completed in April 2015

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10. Give a lecture

This was a professional goal – to teach / give a lecture. Thanks to University of Tartu, I managed to do even better. I prepared and taught a whole course on language modelling and neural networks. Completed in April 2015

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9. Viñales, Cuba

Viñales is a small village on the west side of Cuba, and it is situated in a valley by the same name. The valley has amazing nature and the karstic outcrops make the area look like something from the Jurassic … Continue reading

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8. Havana, Cuba

From what I’ve heard, Cuba is one of the more unusual countries in the world, as a result of its political regime and isolation from the United States. And it always seemed like a very exotic place to visit, with … Continue reading

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7. Try fasting for 24 hours

So, this one is a bit weird. I wanted to try and not eat anything for 24 hours. My classmate Marius recently wrote a blog post about how he doesn’t eat on Mondays, and it sounded interesting to me. In … Continue reading

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6. Bridge Hopping in Cambridge

Bridge hopping is an old Cambridge tradition. As the punt (a special boat) passes under a bridge, you climb onto the bridge, and jump back into the punt from the other side. 🙂 I’ll be honest – I actually left … Continue reading

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5. Harvard University

Another very famous university. Went for the “Hahvahd” tour, which is not the official tour, but a tongue-in-cheek overview of the campus. Talked with people in the Harvard information center, and they didn’t seem too happy about the existence of … Continue reading

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4. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is one of the top technology universities in the world. Went for a visit and a student-led tour. Completed 3 July, 2014

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3. See a play on Broadway

Went to see “Of Mice and Men”, an American classic, written by John Steinbeck. Somewhat untraditionally, this serious play starred James Franco and Chris O’Dowd, both famous comedy stars. But they did a great job and the play was very … Continue reading

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2. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge is one of the visual symbols on New York. It’s 1825m long and 84.3m high. We took the underground to Brooklyn and then walked back to Manhattan. Completed 30 June, 2014.

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