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Istanbul: Some Call It Chaos, Some Call It Home

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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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My First Flight Abroad

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The first time I flew overseas is an experience I will never forget. It was a day filled with all kinds of emotion. This whole passport thing? Totally new to me. Foreign languages? I knew none. All I had was some really heavy bags, a blank passport and enough courage to get on the plane. Yet it was the start …