Graduate student from the Washington, DC area by birth, now a New England transplant and loving it (have also spent a year in the UK doing a Master's and traveled a fair amount in Europe). I study classical literature with a focus on the ancient novel, ancient medicine, and papyrology. I also like music, though my experience is mainly with classical, and dance (especially ballet). When I travel I'm mainly interested in visiting historical/cultural sites (love museums and old churches), favorite authors' haunts, bookstores and cafes, and parks/nature/green spaces to walk in; I also like to catch a play or concert if I have the time and the budget. I'm usually pretty flexible with my itinerary and appreciate suggestions of what to do, especially neat things I might not think of that are accessible to a grad student budget! I'm a little shy, but enjoy meeting a variety of people, and try my best to be a considerate guest. I love animals as well (my family has a dog back home, and my housemates and I own rabbits and a turtle), and I speak serviceable but rusty German.