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May 25, 15

The Importance of Problem Solving

Today was our first guided day in Denmark, and we had an amazing list of lessons and activities laid out up and down the island of Zealand. From seeing Viking ships to Bronze Age burial mounds and ancient chalk cliffs with a touch of fossil hunting, today was full of learning opportunities for the group and we all loved the adventure!

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May 25, 15

Eighth wonder of the world

This morning we returned to the bhive to engage in a discussion with two members of the Environmental Support Group, a Bangalore non-profit working on education, research, and advocacy for environmental causes.

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May 25, 15

Monkeying Around

This afternoon, in stark contrast to our morning where we witnessed the effects of apathetic urban development and pollution, we traveled to Lal Bagh. Situated in the heart of busy Bangalore, this park offers an oasis to weary foreigners and natives alike.

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May 24, 15

Bangalore: The Garden City

We have been in Bangalore for a week exploring the many sites, smells, and tastes India has to offer! From landfills to markets to craft breweries and soapy lakes, our days have been packed with adventure, learning, and bonding with our group and our new friends from St. Joseph's College in Bangalore.

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May 24, 15

Exploring Copenhagen - Day 2

Again we had the opportunity to explore the city on our own and today. Some members of our group visited the National Aquarium of Denmark, others took a train to Malmö, Sweden, and still others stayed in the city to continue touring the major landmarks. I wanted to continue seeing the city, and there's no better way to see the sites in the most bike-friendly city in the world than by renting a bike, so I decided to follow recommendations from friends who have visited Copenhagen and rent a bike for myself to tour around the city for the day.

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May 24, 15

Juicy Lucy or Naughty Lucy?

The Indian counterpart for Minnesota's Juicy Lucy is the Naughty Lucy, discovered in a conversation on the ride back from Navadarshanam, an organic farm, to Yogisthaan, the yoga centre, Vegan cafe, and dorm (a two hour drive) that turned into an exchange of vital information between the UMN students and Indian student interns.

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May 23, 15

Exploring Copenhagen - Day 1

Today was our first free day in Copenhagen and we had the opportunity to explore the city as we pleased. We all had different experiences depending on what we decided to do but we all loved touring the city. I've recorded what my small group and I did throughout the day to give an idea of what Copenhagen is like.

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May 23, 15

Bro. Do You Even Nature?

A look at the differences between Urban and Rural settings in and around Bangalore

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May 23, 15

Alternative Energy and Alternative Lifestyle

At Nava Darshanam, we learned that modern, mechanized agriculture is not the only way to support the food requirements of a community.

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May 23, 15

Turbulent Flow! 2 Day Lab

Over the course of two days, we learned about basic fluid mechanics, and performed an experiment in a flume to look or turbulent flow vs laminar flow. We then went out to a stream, where we performed the same measurements in a real-world situation.

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