I fell in love with the bridge by my hotel in Rome. The first time I walked to it, it actually didn't impress me. The water was dirtier than I expected and there was a lot of graffiti on the sides of the river bank. I walked back and forth over the bridge several times … Continue reading I Fell In Love With a Bridge
Before I begin this post, I want to say my trip to Europe went very well and I had a great time. It is an experience that I am still comprehending. I have so many great memories and so many photos. But I feel the need to start at the very beginning, even though the … Continue reading The First 36 Hours Are the Hardest
I visited Paris in June of 2003 for a school trip. While there, I used the metro several times to get around the city. That summer in Paris was particularly hot with some temperatures around 100 F. Consequently, the metro smelled like a mixture of sweat, urine and body odor. One hot day my group … Continue reading Memories From Paris
I started this blog with the intention to write about my interest in travel abroad and to hopefully motivate myself to actually do it. It is something that I have been wanting to do for so long. Today, I'm proud to say that I just booked tickets for a two-week trip to Rome and Lisbon!! … Continue reading I’m Going to Rome and Lisbon!
I have the desire to see things. This desire grows larger in me every day. Some days it is so big that I can think of nothing else. I want to see buildings, I want to see people, I want to see rivers and lakes, I want to see everything. My desire to travel has … Continue reading I Want to Travel
"Nothing in this world is without terrible barriers-- Except love, but only when it begins." -Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Pakistan (1911-1984) This photo is looking into the Basílica i Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família (Basilica and Expiatory Church of the Holy Family) in Barcelona in 2003. In 2003, this was considered a cathedral, … Continue reading Breaking Through Barriers