US vs. German MA Programs

I started my MA at Universität Potsdam two months ago, and there are several differences between the US and German academic systems. The Application Period is Short The application and acceptance timeline is so short, that I hardly had time to find a place to live and pick classes.  I applied to my program July 15, …

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Let’s Talk About That Transferwise and N26 Partnership.

The TransferWise and N26 partnership is changing the money exchange game. N26 N26 offers five free ATM withdrawals per month and withdrawals in different currencies at the actual exchange market value with no mark-ups.  What does this mean?  Globetrotters no longer carrying huge sums of cash on flights and accepting exchange rate fees at the airport …

Gangaramaya Navam Perahera: Full Moon Festival

The Gangaramaya Navam Perahera takes place annually on February's Poya Day, or full moon and first began in 1979.   The Gangaramaya Temple elephant carries the relic casket on his back and is the first elephant in the procession, while whip crackers, dancers, drummers and fire bearers follow around Beira Lake. The first perahera originated in Kandy  and is believed …