Over the past decade, I have cumulatively spent about a year in Munich, Germany. During all my stays, I have resided in the Maxvorstadt neighborhood. I loved it there and it's my favorite neighborhood in the city. This post takes you through my 10 favorite dishes in the Maxvorstadt neighborhood ... Read More
Are you a researcher (or an aspiring one)? Have you seen something called ORCID? Even if you haven't, this quick post will explain what's an ORCID iD and why you should consider getting one. ... Read More
Fieldwork can do a number on your skin. A lot of friends, students, and colleagues often ask me, "How do you take care of your skin in the field?" This post offers a guide for skincare basics for fieldwork. ... Read More
On June 15, 2018 I presented at a GRADE Initiative Workshop on Eating, Drinking, and Clothing at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany. This post will provide a quick recap GRADE and the workshop ... Read More
I lived in Frankfurt, Germany for a little over three years. It's an odd little city. A lot of people work or move through it, but comparably fewer people actually live there, making the food scene not as vibrant as other cities I lived in. Over the years, more food ... Read More
Years ago when I researched potential honeymoon locations, the Azores popped up on my radar. An image of bright green pastures set against the backdrop of the strikingly blue Atlantic Ocean piqued my interest. Though we ended up going to New Zealand for our honeymoon (no complaints there!), I still hoped to travel ... Read More
I'm Smiti and I’m an archaeologist that travels around the world for both work and pleasure. I share stories, advice, and the habits I maintain along the way.