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It was about noon when I fully realized that I was much farther away from the Dalai Lama then I had anticipated. I suppose, in retrospect, that that wasn’t entirely in my control (the Kalachakra festival officials only allowed foreigners to sit in a quartered-off section to the left of the massive...Tags:
"Alpha Team, Alpha Team, Alpha Team." "What the...?" "Excuse me passengers. I'm sorry for waking most of you up but for your safety we would like for all of you to please report to an open area for the time being. Thank you." "Mom, is this typical?" "No; this can't be good." And this is how my...Tags:
I jerked awake. I must have fallen to sleep somewhere between Phoenix and where ever we were now. I glanced out the window and then did a double-take. Wow. My eyes seemed glued to the landscape around us. I had never seen such a beautiful sight. The cacti and scrub land that we had been driving...Tags:
I have a special love for that place, even to this day. Even though it was a thousand miles and an ocean away from my house, I felt at home. I discovered that if I could endure all that I had those ten days and still find happiness, maybe Madrid had something special to offer. As I boarded the...Tags:
It just so happens that this past summer was my first trip abroad on a student exchange program to Spain. I was walking out of my school after the bell had rung and saw that I had missed a call on my phone. It was the scholarship program telling me I had received the scholarship to go to Spain. I...Tags:
My best trip ever was a couple months ago; it was the best experience ever. On spring break this year I got go to Italy, a dream come true. The trip was going to be made with the CHA Company, it was an educational tour. At first I was so nervous because I didn’t know anyone that was going, but...Tags:
This past June, I had the amazing opportunity to travel to the largest Bahamian island, Andros Island, on a school trip. With a population of only about eight-thousand people, the beauty of nature really presented itself on this island and in the reefs, looking almost untouched by humans...Tags:
Seventy percent of the world is covered by water. How many people have taken a second out of their busy lives to truly admire the beauty that lies beneath the surface? On my trip to Aruba in July of 2009, I learned just how beautiful the world is. The world beneath the surface is as mysterious...Tags:
Less than a week ago, I went on a ten day trip that forever changed my life forever. About a year ago, I never dreamed that I would be standing under the Eiffel tower, watching it twinkle at midnight, or gazing at the multi-colored windows in the Sagrada Familia. I never dreamed that I would fall...Tags:
Lost. That’s what I was last summer before I went on a life altering adventure to France, Switzerland, Austria, and Italy. I had devoted sixteen years of my life to being the best I could be in school. My grades showed that I had potential, but numbers on a report...Tags: