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Road to Lonavala

Mumbai has two temperatures; hot and hotter. Especially during the summer months, the city can be nearly unbearable. The traffic, the incessant push of humanity, and the raw poverty that fill the muddy,...

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My Internal Journey

Ever since I was fourteen years old, the same routine has always occurred. Each morning, I wake up at the break of dawn, and I see my parents getting ready for another day of work in the fields, full...

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Trash Talk

Tiptoeing quietly out of the thatched dwelling, I slowly navigated the winding dirt path in the dim light. Past the tropical fronds and under the curving trunks of the palms I walked. Noises of the Vietnamese...

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Leaning Tower of Pisa
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To Italy with Chocha

Chocha is my grandmother.  She was born in Rome, Italy and had promised me since I was a small child that she would one day take me to visit her homeland. This was a day that I dreaded! You might...

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Life Changing

To say I’m uncomfortable would be an understatement. With a cold sweat, I wake up from a dream where I’m running. It’s about 4:00 in the morning. I’m nauseous. I’m about to suffocate from...

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Exploring the Lakes of Northern Minnesota
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My Journal on a Piece of Birch Bark

The rain came down in a thick...

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With My Mali Family
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A “Thriller” Night in Biko, Mali

I shifted in the metal folding chair, picking at the threads of my shirt. Nervous, I glanced at my host family, who surrounded me in a semi-circle. Thirty eyes stared expectantly back at me. Intimidated,...

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Enjoying the Piazza
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Aspetta (Travels in Italy)

The first week in Italy, I lost my watch at (approximately) 12:47 pm. For someone always in control, I now felt powerless without it.  I had relied on its safe rigidity, but now I stood in the piazza,...

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On the Hills in Pennsylvania
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The Pennsylvania Hills

I learned to measure milk in a half an eggshell, found doppelgangers exist, fell in love with rollercoaster-like land . . . and decided family reunions had possibility. I truly tried to avoid my...

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Visiting a Homeland

In December of 2008, my mom and I took a trip halfway around the planet and to an entirely different world.  We visited my parent’s home country of Bangladesh after almost...

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