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Very early in a post-rainy morning when the skies remain gray and the streets idle, two young girls travel home. Returning back to the apartment house after spending a night at the country house (dacha), my host sister and I walk along an enclosed yard with a tool shack planted on a small lawn...Tags:
Two words. Road Trip. So much excitement is brought forward when one is in the planning. There are endless possibilities for direction of travel, the type of transportation and how many memories will be made. My family went on a nine day road trip beginning on June twenty-ninth and ending...Tags:
“I have nothing besides this house,” Marie was telling us. She was right. Her use of house as a description for the shack in front of us was pushing the definition of the word. Rather, what belonged to this little lady named Marie was more four concrete walls holding up a series of barely...Tags:
Have you ever felt like traveling to a place that is relaxing and upbeat at the same time? Well, there is only one place on earth that encompasses both of these adjectives. That perfect destination is none other than Cape Town, South Africa! From white sand beaches bathed in turquoise seas to...Tags:
"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:
I watched her digging for her keys. My brother was already in the car; waiting. 'Visiting hours start soon,' I told my grandmother, my voice's hollow echo making me wish I had kept quiet. A small jingle of metal told me she had found them. 'We'll get there soon enough,' she told me. I stood there...Tags:
From where I was sitting, I hazily noticed that something had changed in that blurry, loud, and occasionally uncomfortable world beyond the screens of my ipod and laptop. Replacing the ever-stretching blue, a mass of dusty brown seemed to be below the plane. I shifted in my seat, turning to...Tags:
In June of 2009, my parents and I boarded a plane destined for Provodinciales, Turks & Caicos. Anixous to get out of the country, as I had only traveled to the Bahamas once before, the three hour plane ride went by surprisingly fast. Never had I seen such beautiful sights from the window of an...Tags:
I have to admit, the train was very comfortable. Nevertheless, a one-way fourteen hour trip without stops is quite exhausting, even for an adventurous and energetic teen like me, who throughout the long journey, managed to keep up a constant refrain of “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we...Tags:
In the world, there are a lot of great places to spend the summer. A lot of people choose locations inside the US; therefore, failing to think outside the "box." Outside the "box," in Southeast Poland, located at the foot of Europe's oldest mountain range, the ÅšwiÄ™tokrzyski Mountains, rests a...Tags: