Keep Calm And Travel On

Well, like all good things do, my 13 months abroad has come to an end and I couldn’t be more in shock. Everything went by so fast. I feel like just yesterday I stepped off that plane with my 4 suitcases filled with youthful excitement, and now am back in the mother land broke as fudge.

I remember the morning I left like it was yesterday. I didn’t sleep at all the night before − I couldn’t, not with how anxious I was. When I left home to set out for the airport, tears filled my eyes. I tried my best not to start whaling because I didn’t want to ruin my makeup. 

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20 Most Popular American Stereotypes


Once upon a time, I was traveling to Prague on a bus and I heard two girls behind me talking about how crazy Americans are. Of course, as an American,  I was curious and began eaves dropping.

I heard one girl say, “Can you believe that in schools, children are forced to recite the pledge of allegiance with their hands on their hearts facing the American flag?” in disgust, the other girl responded, “That is scary, its a like cult.” I thought to myself, “A cult, eh? Good to know.”

This was extremely interesting to me. I mean think about it, how often do we think about stuff like that? When I was a child I never once thought about the pledge of allegiance being anything out of the ordinary, it was just a normal part of my everyday life.

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