Ayahuasca Use: An Overview

I wrote my undergrad thesis about ayahuasca. Rather than bore you with academic written style and the 58 and 1/2 pages of text I decided it might be worthwhile to provide a very brief informal and informative overview of what ayahuasca is and its use over time. What is ayahuasca? Ayahuasca, a Quechan term meaning…

Gabby’s Birthday Fundraiser

ENDS: JANUARY 26TH This year for my birthday (on January 23rd) I have decided to create a fundraiser for two causes I have personally supported and care about immensely. Funds donated will be divided equally between supporting projects and activities to help school children and women in Cameroon, and providing school supplies to children on…

Let’s Split! (Croatia)

Once final papers were handed in at the University of Copenhagen it was time to head out for the sun! Myself, along with two girls from my floor in Bispebjerg Kollegiet- Caroline and Elena, flew to Split, Croatia for a few days at the beginning of June. Our trip was quite relaxing as we lounged…

A Sunny Stroll Through Superkilen

Diary Entry // LOCATION: Copenhagen, Denmark It’s a beautiful sunny day in March (surprisingly). On my way to meet some friends for brunch at GRØD I decided to walk through Superkilen park. Located about a 10 minute walk from where I live, Superkilen is an interesting piece of urban landscape architecture in Nørrebro. The design…

Zorita Castle Ceramics

Here are a few photos of the many ceramic pieces found in Zorita Castle’s cemetery during archaeological excavations in July 2018. To learn more about archaeological excavations in Zorita Castle, check out Gabby Richardson’s field report and “The Dig”.

Pico de Gallo

Here’s an easy recipe for you! Pico de Gallo is made in Mexico and several Central American countries. It’s a side salsa that can easily be paired with tortillas, used as a topping for tacos, nachos, or even used as a side dish. It’s quite tasty, and of course – healthy! STEP 1) Chop up…

Three Days in Switzerland

Having the opportunity to travel to Switzerland was due in large part to my very good friend Johanna. It’s not the type of place you could afford on a student budget… or even on any average budget quite honestly. But when Johanna left Copenhagen at the end of May and said “You are always welcome…

I learned how to make a Traditional Nicaraguan dish called Baho!

Nicaraguan cuisine is known as being hearty. Plantains, rice, beans, chicken, pork and beef are some of the main culinary staples of a Nicaraguan diet. The traditional dish Baho incorporates some of these elements but also uses traditional cooking methods that have been passed on for generations. Essentially, Baho is pork and or beef steamed…

My First Month in Copenhagen

Hej! For the second semester of my 3rd year I decided to go to Copenhagen, Denmark. Here are a few details of my new ‘Copenhagen life’, based on the questions that have been most commonly asked by my family and friends.        Q: What’s the city like? Copenhagen is one of my favourite…

An Archaeological Field Report- ZC’18

Field Report: Archaeological Field Excavations in Zorita Castle – July 1st-19th, 2018 By: Gabby Richardson History of Zorita Castle Located in the small village of Zorita de los Canes, Zorita Castle was an occupied functioning medieval fortress from the 9th to 15th century. Using stonework looted from the Visigoth Recopolis nearby, Zorita Castle was built…