Tears at the Temple

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Thirteen Flights of Stairs Later… We were invited to visit a nearby temple, by one of my peer’s auntie. They would be participating in a ceremony that directs wandering spirits, during this time… Continue reading

Arriving in Rome!

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My name is Katy and I grew up in a very small town in eastern Washington. I am 20 years old and I haven’t traveled much at all, especially outside of the United… Continue reading

Plane Food, Ice Crystals and Hong Kong 7-11 Oh My.

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I woke up and was ready to face the world, everything was going smoothly, the plane ride was nice and there was even complimentary movies, music, and games. Food also was complimentary but… Continue reading

Arriving in Rome

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It is currently 6:48 am here in Rome, so that is the perfect time for my first blog post, right? I left Seattle on Thursday evening and arrived in Rome Friday evening. IT… Continue reading

Meet Gregory on AES China.

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Hello my name is Gregory Smith III and I am going to be visiting one of the oldest civilizations in the world, China. As you might have read if you saw my ‘About… Continue reading

Onwards into Rural India

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As I sat here typing, my forearms were slightly sunburned, my palms were tender—not my fingers fortunately—and my legs and behind were sore, all temporary souvenirs of my recent one-day guided bike trip… Continue reading

Not goodbye, but “again see” (再见)

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Welp. This is my last post from China, my flight leaves tomorrow morning. I’m pretty much all done packing, all that’s left is to get this post out, eat dinner, and get a… Continue reading

A day fit for aristocrats and royalty

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A lovely day spent exploring Château de Fontainebleau and Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte

Bavarian Castles (to die for)

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It is believed by many Germans that the deposition and mysterious death of King Ludwig II of Bavaria was primarily caused by his commissioning and attempted construction of the fantastic Neuschwanstein Castle. Yes, as magnificently beautiful… Continue reading

First weekend in Paris

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Since arriving, I have done and seen so much, but I am in no hurry to stop exploring. My first weekend in Paris was the perfect introduction to the city, thanks to my… Continue reading