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The Travel Bug

34:365 Gratitude Project Two years ago I embarked on a trip that would completely change my life. It was June, the summer before my last semester as an undergrad and I was about to board a plane to Budapest, Hungary to study genocide and ethnic cleansing in Eastern Europe.  I was recently single and open to any new experience life would throw at me. To say this trip changed my life is actually an understatement, this trip helped me realize…

A German, His Girlfriend, and the Night Train to Paris

I sit waiting on the balcony overlooking the station, drying off from the rain and trying, unsuccessfully, to connect to the wifi.  I had arrived by train to Munich from Budapest, where I am studying, earlier in the afternoon. The departure of the night train to Paris was not until 11pm so I had spent the afternoon walking the city, and exploring an old cemetery I had stumbled upon until, the midsummer’s rain chased me back to the station.  The…