As I was walking to class one day this semester, I found myself wandering into the International Bazaar that the University hosts every semester. So, of course, I had to go check it out.
Every time I’ve been to the international Bazaar it is always really interesting, and this year did not disappoint. I tried to wander past all of the booths, but they were still in the process of setting up when I was exploring. Of the tables I did get to see, the Iranian student table was my favorite because they decorated it really well. It was absolutely beautiful! I also stopped in at the Turkish table for some trivia and treats (I wasn’t very good at the trivia) and at the ex-Yugoslavia table to say hi to some friends of mine.
Overall I definitely enjoyed the Bazaar, but it isn’t the same as it was when I was a freshman. My freshman year it was more of a Bazaar in the traditional sense: a market place where the international student groups were raising money for their activities. I think I still have some bangles I got that year from the Indian student group. This year it was more of an exchange of information. Either way, it was still good!