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  • If there is one thing that all of man kind shares, regardless of race, gender, or religion, it is the unifying urge to (on occasion) relieve oneself. Everyone's got to go sometime, right? Well, that's what I thought; at least until I went to Paris last spring. In April of 2007, I had the amazing...

    Tags: Europe
  •   “Can you speak Turkish?” This is the typical question I am asked when someone finds out I am Turkish. The positive response I give always shocks the person asking and prompts them to beg me to say a few words. To be able to speak two languages fluently is some of the most valuable knowledge I...

    Tags: Europe
  • “I’m going to Germany!” That was my first reaction when I received news that I had an opportunity to go to Germany to train and ride horses. I have been riding horses for five years and learned the different disciplines of English riding: Dressage, Hunter, and Jumper. In May of 2009, I learned that...

    Tags: Europe
  • Nelson Mandela once stated that “there is nothing like returning to a place that has remained unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.” After completing a semester abroad in Italy, I’ve come to understand the full meaning of this proverb. Stepping foot inside my house was an...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • To many living outside the United States of America, this country appears to be a place that is paved with gold.  To many, Americans seem to live a life of luxury and “have it all.”  American’s demographic statistics and the media would support this belief, and encourage others to believe that...

    Tags: Asia, Heritage, India
  • Big, bright, and glamorous is a teenage girls dream. Being the youngest in my family, I never have had much say on what goes on. Always being overpowered by my two head strong older brothers, and sometimes even my shy older sister, eventually gets old. Vacations, especially, were a decision that...

  • The streets are wet. The rain is still puddled in some of the ancient cobblestones, tho the air is clear and dark. Neon signs flash off of dripping asphalt, the whole street is a swirl of color. I hide behind my guitar case as I walk down Bourbon Street. The tourists eye me curiously but take no...

  • The sun was hot, bright, high in the sky, the twelve o’ clock beams filtering in through the heavy wooden shutters of my window. I smiled, waking up softly as one gently caressed my face, like the mother I’d left behind five thousand miles away. Stretching slightly, holding back a yawn, I...

  • "I'm sorry, I can't understand you -- you have a bit of an accent. Could you say that again?" I stared, entirely dumbfounded, at our waitress.  We were in Oliver's Pub in Temple Bar in Dublin, Ireland, and I was being presented with a problem I had never been presented with before: not being...

    Tags: Europe
  • Even though I live in Florida and the place where I traveled is not very far, it has had a profound influence in my life. The magic of Walt Disney World goes deeper than the commercialistic views that most people see. I have been traveling to Walt Disney World since I was 8 weeks old, and of course...

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