Airports: The Gates to Our Countries

Whenever you enter a new country, the exciting process always starts with being in an international airport. As an international student in a foreign country, I’ve traveled between China and America countless times and I was lucky enough to transit in different airports every time I am traveling. Some people may find it annoying, but…

Inconsistency and the TSA

Since the beginning of January, I have been on eight flights. I have flown out of Boston’s Logan Airport, Chicago’s O’Hare Airport, and San Francisco’s International Airport. I have taken enough Snapchats of the flags in Terminal C at O’Hare to last until the next year. Having traveled through these three airports multiple times a…

The Trek Home

Twice a year, I travel to and from Bangkok, Thailand (home) and Boston (home away from home). This migration is usually a 22-hour ordeal that takes the form of interminable waiting, achy joints and perpetual eye bags. Flying alone can be unnerving. Flying a seven-hour flight to London, waiting a five-hour layover followed by another…