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Month: December 2016

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!

366 days. What a year it has been! Dr. Seuss once wrote (and to reuse the quote every valedictorian has used and will ever use): “Oh the places you’ll go! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, so… Get on your way!” I remember hearing these words as a young adult, in the wake of my eighteenth birthday, as I sat next to my classmates and thinking of what the years ahead would bring. Would I travel? Would I…

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Restless Nights on an Endless Train

Restless Nights on an Endless Train

After an unforgettable two weeks in Cattolica, I was off to live in a new city and meet a new host family but this time was different. Typically, every time I traveled to a new location for work I would leave on a Friday morning and the journey to my new home only lasted about two hours. This time, three people I worked with and myself would all be traveling for a total of fourteen hours. We would go from…

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Late Nights in Cattolica

Late Nights in Cattolica

Cattolica, a town set in the province of Rimini, is a sweet oasis by the sea for many Italians. Before I even knew where I was headed, I had asked the universe that I be placed in a house situated in the middle of a town; that way I could easily wander about and soak in the area during the week. The last two host families I had lived with my host families had been quite young, so I also…

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Lost in Washington D.C

Lost in Washington D.C

Here’s a fun fact not many people know about me; I was born very close to D.C. in the nearby city of Silver Spring. Although D.C. was never my home for a long time, it’s always been a place that I was familiar with, because I visited often. On my most recent trip I was only in the city for a day, which was plenty of time to see some sights and go back to a place I once called…

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Small Towns near Modena, Italy

Small Towns near Modena, Italy

I arrived to Modena’s train station on one very early morning about to begin my two week journey all by myself. I said goodbye to Ryan on the train as he ventured off to Milan. Ryan and the rest of my new friends were about to begin working at new camps while I was leaving to be an au pair for two weeks. I remember feeling terrified and nervous, much like I had been at the beginning of this whole…

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