Recently, I had the opportunity to visit the Rare Books library on the Yale campus. I have heard a lot about this library and was so excited to finally have the time to go! This library is more of a museum than a library. There were lots of tourists taking pictures. This library even has 2 copies of the Gutenberg Bible, which are apparently very rare to come by! The coolest part of this library is that the exterior is made of a special material that does not allow UV rays to enter so the books can be kept in pristine condition!


The coolest library I have ever seen!


Gutenberg Bible


The cool exterior

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I was recently in Washington DC visiting one of my sisters. I am not a huge fan of museums, but I felt like I had to visit a few since the museums are all free! I wasn’t a huge fan of the air and space museum, but the museum of natural history was really cool!! (because I am a huge science nerd) We didn’t leave much time to explore this museum, but I would definitely come visit again! The museum is divided into many sections with various exhibitions on mammalian life, microscopic life, ocean life, human impact, geology, etc. If you love science, you MUST visit this museum if you’re ever in the area!


Mammal exhibit!


Ocean exhibit


Human impact


DINOSAURS!

There is SO much more. You have to go explore it for yourself!

{new haven} dashi

December 13, 2017

Just this past weekend, I was having a craving for ramen. There is a ramen place in New Haven that we usually go to when I am experiencing this craving, however I wanted to try something new this time around. We googled ramen places and this new restaurant called Dashi came up. This place is actually more known for their Shabu Shabu, but there were some good reviews about their ramen. We decided to give their pork ramen with miso based soup a try as well as the Japanese curry with katsu. Both were delicious!! I was so happy we decided to try this place out. Maybe next time we will give the Shabu shabu a try!


Yum!


Tasted better than it looks.

{md/va} assateague island!

November 8, 2017

Recently I had a chance to visit Assateague Island National Seashore near Maryland/Virginia! They are known for their wild horses! Technically you are supposed to stay a bus-length away from these horses, however we got very close to them at one point! They are very used to having humans around and just go about their business. It was SO cool to see horses so close up, although kind of scary at times because I did not want to get kicked! I would definitely recommend going to this island to see the horses if you are ever in the area. The shoreline/beach was a pretty nice view too!


The calm waters


Horses!


Oh you know, horses just chilling by the road.


Got up so close to these horses walking through parking lot!

{new haven} barracuda!

October 25, 2017

A couple weekends ago, it was my friend’s birthday so a group of us wanted to go out to brunch to celebrate! There have been a bunch of brunch places in New Haven that we have all tried in the past, so we wanted to find something new! We found this place called Barracuda which was just down the street from where I live. They are more known for their happy hour deals but also served brunch. Everything on the menu looked great – it has a sort of Latin American feel to it. I got this chicken burrito which was delicious! I think we all agreed that the best part was their Yucca fries – never heard of these before but would definitely go back for more!! Another nice touch was that there was nice Latin music playing the background (although difficult to talk at times).


My chicken burrito + yucca fries (They taste better than they look).


Omelet


Tacos