There are moments or days while traveling that make it all worth it. When you’re tired and far from home and you don’t know how many miles you’ve walked anymore, that’s when the magic suddenly happens. Paris gave me that- a whole three days that were so perfect it...
The hour-long bus ride and the two-hour train journey I took this weekend to Boston was perhaps the most tedious traveling experience of my life, although it was totally worth it. Boston is a wonderful city - Congratulations, America. You have managed to impress me, and no, I’m not...
We got on the bus when it was still dark at 6 a.m., and the full moon was the only light as we left the city. As we headed further into the Spanish countryside, the fields and hills looked golden in the sunrise and fog hung in the valleys. As...
I am not a particularly sporty person. I wouldn’t get picked last for sports teams at school, but definitely wouldn’t get picked first either. I just don’t particularly care that much about it. I also have terribly low motivation when I am faced with moving my limbs. Over summer my...
I was sitting in my room as I wrote this, when all of a sudden everything exploded with noise. I heard my host mom running around the kitchen as she called my name, and when I came out, completely confused, she was leaning out the open window banging a...
I think you will all be pleased to know I survived Halloween in America. Although, it was a bit touch and go when I decided to go to a haunted house for the first time in my life; Standing outside in the queue was scary enough. The actors deliberately sought...
The barren Spanish countryside passes by my window on one side, and outside the other the rising sun glistens off of the Mediterranean Sea. Having the freedom to wake up and take a train to almost anywhere is one of the best feelings in the world. If I had...
Whoever invented midterms has some serious explaining to do. I can see some benefits to them. They make sure that the first time you look back at what you did during the start of the term (semester) is not the week before finals when any vague memories of September are...
Each time I talk to my little brother on Skype, rather than asking how I am or saying that he misses me, the first thing he asks is, “have you gotten fat yet?” And to be honest I really don’t know how I have avoided doubling in size. Everything...
For thirty seconds I let go of every inhibition and danced. Before I knew what I was doing, I grabbed the outstretched hand in front of me and I was pulled into the middle of the dance floor to flamenco in front of at least 50 people. Flamenco is one...

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