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A Few Observations From My First Month in India

In Culture, India, Jesse's Journal, Social Commentary, Travel Stories by Jesse Anderson2 Comments

After a few hours in India it became clear that I was in for an experience much more vivid than any image books and films painted in my mind. Flashing scenes of street vendors, potent smells of food and waste, and cluttered sounds of activity and traffic all bombarded my senses. One thing went through my mind one scene after …

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Istanbul: Some Call It Chaos, Some Call It Home

In Culture, Jesse's Journal, News, Travel Stories by Jesse Anderson0 Comments

People often ask me “Why on Earth would you go to Turkey?” A legitimate question, I suppose. Most of my American counterparts seem to envision travel abroad as the typical tourist trail of Western Europe. My experiences in France, Spain, Germany, Switzerland, and the Netherlands are unforgettable. I appreciate each culture, each land for its unique history and qualities, but …

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Windmills in The Netherlands – Fotos & Facts

In Culture, Europe, Fotos & Facts, Places, The Netherlands by Jesse Anderson0 Comments

For most people, thinking of the Dutch landscape conjures imagery of big old windmills. But do you know the purpose of these world famous windmills? The Dutch built the windmill and the windmill helped the Dutch build Holland. The Netherlands has a considerable amount of their land below sea level, hence €œNether-lands€. In fact, a few centuries back, much of that land …

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Getting around Amsterdam: you’ll likey the bikey

In Culture, Europe, Travel Tips by Jesse Anderson0 Comments

3X Travel Tips: Cycling Amsterdam Anywhere you go in The Netherlands you are bound to see someone riding a bicycle, especially if you’re in Amsterdam. There are 1.3 bikes per citizen and over 400km of bike lanes, making it one of the most cycle-friendly cities in the world. Upon arriving in central Amsterdam, you’ll notice that the crowded, winding streets …