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July 15, 2014
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What A Wonderful World This Would Be

While I am not a Muslim, there is something incredibly peaceful when I hear the “call to prayer”. Everyday wherever I was on Gili Meno I could hear it; on the beach, in a restaurant or walking through the village. It happened 5 times a day; once at 6AM, again around 10:00AM, then at noon, […]

Monks
July 2, 2014
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Monks

Monks are everywhere in Laos. Up until now, I didn’t really know much about them other than that they were religious and chose a life of simplicity. Every morning around 5AM, they walk down the streets with a wooden or bamboo pail strapped around their shoulder and people will give them sticky rice, fruit or […]

Locked Up Abroad
April 1, 2014
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Locked Up Abroad

So I recently found out that my second day in Bali was a national holiday called Nyepi. Nyepi is the Balinese Hindu new year and is a national day of silence, meaning no one is allowed to be outside or you are detained and fined!! So I spent my second day in Bali inside the […]

The Maori People
February 21, 2014
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The Maori People

The original people that settled in New Zealand are called Maori. They came here from the Pacific Islands near Hawaii around 1300 AD and still exist today. Once they settled they lived in small villages and tribes began to form. The Maori culture is really beautiful and I will try to explain it the best […]

Organized Chaos
January 23, 2014
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Organized Chaos

There is something about India that touches upon every emotion in your being…..all at the exact same time. Happiness, stress, disgust, love, pity, pleasure, annoyance,sadness, joy, disappointment, amazement and confusion are a few that I experienced each day that I’m here. There is beauty to be enjoyed just by walking the streets; the hustle and […]

Varanasi
January 23, 2014
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Varanasi

We arrived to Varansi after taking a 12-hour overnight train. As soon as I felt like I queen it was stripped away again with the rawness of a 3rd class train ride. We were assigned specific sleeper cars and for some odd reason Amy and I got separated. There were 6 beds in my couchette, […]