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
Gluten-Free Diet and Withdrawal
I started my gluten-free diet almost two weeks ago after being diagnosed with celiac disease. Going gluten free is not easy and there are many withdrawal effects. Some studies have suggested that humans can be "addicted" to gluten in similar ways that a person can be addicted to heroin. This is why it has been … Continue reading Gluten-Free Diet and Withdrawal