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Getting my iPhone & Hula Hoop Stolen on the Same Day

Getting my iPhone & Hula Hoop Stolen on the Same Day

I wrapped the blanket around my hula hoop like a tortilla around the fillings of a burrito: out of sight, out of mind. Hiding the hoop, hiding the calories. I hesitated at the door before I shrugged and walked down the hallway decorated with pink plush pillows and black walls. No one is going to […]

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My Motorbike in Dalat was the Devil Himself

I had to choose between being blind and holding my breath. I weighed the options as my glasses fogged up like a mirror, and inevitably chose the latter. It was probably safer.  When the hell is fog going to end, I thought as I maneuvered my motorbike through the mountains in Dalat, Vietnam. I focused […]

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Lice in Cambodia

I had been lost in the dream world of air conditioning and Chipotle when, suddenly, I was rudely awakened from my own arm and hand. It seemed like they had become allies throughout the night and were at war with my scalp.  My nails were digging into my scalp as if programmed to scratch it raw […]

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On the Way to the Wall

Bergstraβe? How do you even pronounce that? All of the street names looked the same; the convoluted layout made it even harder to navigate with a map. I was lost. I had decided to try and navigate Berlin with a map to inevitably end up at the Berlin Wall Memorial near Bernauer Str. Obviously I […]

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Would You Eat a Worm?

I held the dried worm in between my fingers, turning it back and forth. “So we just eat this?” I said to one of my friends. “I guess so.” She said. It didn’t exactly look like a worm, but the sheer fact that it was a worm, and I was about to eat it, made […]

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Discoveries During Diving

I got to the bottom of the ocean and looked around. Everything was still except for the small white particles that flowed back and forth with the ocean’s current. My Dive Master signaled to swim forward, and we followed. Our first dive was to Blue Reef, 70 feet down. There was a lot of strange […]

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The Rusty Diver

Coming back to the “arctic tundra” of New York was quite difficult, especially after spending a few days in the sun, getting my month’s worth of Vitamin D. I had the chance to go scuba diving while I was in Aruba with Red Sail Sports, for about $84. I haven’t been diving since my certification […]

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Underwhelmed in the City of Light

I stared at the painting, which was a lot smaller than I had expected. I tried to appreciate it, really tried, it’s famous, right? So I should be filled with euphoria as I stand against this crowd of tourists, each one pushing me to try and get a better view of the painting with eyes […]

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The Berlin Wall in Pictures

The East Side Gallery in Berlin, Germany, is an incredibly moving memorial. It is a section left from the Berlin Wall, a little under a mile long. There are beautiful art depictions on the east side of the wall from over 100 artists. My friend Leslie and I walked the length of the wall in […]

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The Zefside Vibe

The door to the bar was unmarked and black, with no signs or anything marking its existence. There was a man standing outside of it who looked cold and bored. “Is this it?” I said to my friends Michaela and Lauren as we locked our bikes and leaned them against the wall. “It might be,” […]

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