An encounter with someone radically different could spark your intellectual side at the week's onset. Don't be surprised if a long political discussion has you reexamining your own cultural assumptions. You can combat a general lack of clarity on thursday and friday by being well prepared on a personal level. Bring an extra sweater, a map, a pen. You'll do well at a creative endeavor at this time. How about writing a funny e-mail to your friends back home? The stars are in your favor this weekend, especially when it comes to communicating, so make a new friend and chat away.