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UC San Diego, Stanford University, NTNU
PhD student at Stanford
Hey, I'm Madeleine!
Palo Alto, California, United States · Member since November 2011

In my 'normal' life I'm a studious graduate researcher who enjoys cycling, reading, and listening to music (usually American indie and blues).

In my 'traveling' life I like to study the location I'm visiting, cycle around to get to know the town, visit local art museums, sample the local cuisine, read local literature, check out local bands if I can find a concert, etc. So I guess pretty much the same as at home? I tend to like to keep to my usual schedule as much as possible, which I suppose can make me a bit of a boring tourist as I prefer to go to bed reasonably early. That being said if there's an adventure afoot I'll try to catch up on sleep later.

I just returned from living in Norway, where I ate a lot of fish, read detective novels, and went to rock concerts. When I visited Prague I read Milan Kundera and drank a lot of pilsner. In Portland I ate at food trucks and drank a lot of coffee. I suppose my travel (and life) motto is to be fully immersed in whatever it is that I'm doing. And to ask questions.

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