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They said it would happen.  They said it was something I should expect and prepare for.  I’ve talked to traveling nomads like myself for months and every single one of them said, “you will lose some of your friends on your journey simply out of envy.”  I refused to believe them.  I refused to believe that this could happen. Unfortunately, it is true and I am OK with it. I have realized… Read More

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During the summer of 1998, I was selected to study in Normandy, France for a study abroad program from Texas A&M University.  I was so excited before my trip that I couldn’t think straight.  However, being a newbie to international travel, I stressed about everything from luggage, cloths, camera, and money.  I thought Europe would be one big summer of partying and girls.  I was so ignorant of the gems I would… Read More

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