This summer I had the great pleasure of traveling to
My travels meant exploring a part of the world I had never been to before, gaining life-long friends, experiencing new cultures, learning history actively, and trying new foods. Some of the people I went on this trip with are the greatest people I’ve met in my life. We got along so well and were instant friends. I had never been somewhere where the culture was so different and experiencing it was great. There are so many ways to live life differently than we do in the
The history part of the trip was captivating. History is always much more exciting when you are actually at the sight, experiencing everything with your own senses. I learned many things about Greek, French and Italian history that I didn’t know before. During our travels we went to historical and informational sights. The places that impacted me the most were the WWII Memorial near
I learned how to bargain with the locals so I didn’t have to pay such high prices for purchases. Bargaining was the part of the trip that didn’t work well; I wasn’t very good at it. I probably paid more than a skilled haggler would on some items. Another thing I learned was how to do laundry in a hotel sink and how to pack efficiently. My suitcase was sure more organized because of that.
Now that I’ve been to new countries I have more respect for other people’s cultures and behaviors. Seeing some of the poverty and dirtiness of foreign countries also makes me appreciate where I live and how clean the water and the air are in the
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