When you are traveling among peoples whose appearance, traditions and way of life is so foreign to your own, it is easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of cultural stimuli that you encounter. 793 more words
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Those of us born in the Western world won, what we call, the birth lottery. It is by sheer circumstance that we were born into a home where water comes out of a faucet, food can be purchased in the store, we can heat or cool our homes if the weather is uncomfortable, we have a room dedicated for sleeping and a bed, and transportation to take us to wherever we want to go. 595 more words
Mornings in camp soon became routine. Wash as best as possible with the two cups of water in a bowl allocated to each person, pack up the tent and pad and put into a heap to be loaded onto the two jeeps. 649 more words
My personal collection of National Geographic magazines dates back to 1951. The world was a very different place back in those days, and if you don’t believe me, open those black and white pages and see a world that had yet to see a hand held calculator, a phone without a cord, a color copy machine and of course, instant and constant internet communication with one another. 1,062 more words
The ISU World Allround Speed Skating Championships take over the Olympic Oval this weekend.
If you’ve been paying attention, you know this is the third world championship of the year for the long trackers. 544 more words