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An Orphan’s Christmas

When I made plans for my first solo trip abroad, everyone asked me the same question: “But you’re coming home for Christmas, right?” They asked me a bunch of other stuff too, like “How can you afford this” and “What if you don’t find a job” but the thing that really blew people’s minds was […]

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Eating Dans Le Noir

Eating Dans Le Noir

When I was a kid, I used to watch this movie called Wild Hearts Can’t Be Broken. It’s about a rebellious girl who does a horse-riding high-dive act in Atlantic City. She has an accident and goes blind, but eventually overcomes her demons and wows audiences once again. And before you go judging the movie’s […]

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Strange Encounters: London

Traveling alone was one of the best things I ever did – I met lots of people, made decisions independently, and learned how to stand on my own two feet. It also meant that I commonly wandered the streets of European cities by myself, soaking it all in. This is what I was doing one […]

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Back in Action

It had been four weeks, and still no sign of my passport or approved visa.  I spent ludicrous amounts of company time scouring immigration forums, reading about various reasons why people’s visas were rejected, and how long it took.  Just when I resigned myself to the fact that I was going to be waiting six […]

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