The First 36 Hours Are the Hardest

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

Memories From Paris

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’m Going to Rome and Lisbon!

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 Want to Travel

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

Breaking Through Barriers

  "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