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My Side of Orientation

Flying into Qatar, I met two registered nurses named Annie and Garry. They also were flying to Bangkok but were staying for 10 days with their peers who were also on the flight. 998 more words

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Orientation - Thai Language, Culture, and Preparation

I haven’t clarified what all’s gone on during orientation. The short summary of it all is this: for five days (October 27-31), we learned Thai culture, language, teaching methods and how being a foreigner would be in Thailand. 2,270 more words

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One Jump Ahead (of the Tuk Tuk)

After a morning and noon of Thai history and visa information, my group headed out on an excursion to a palace. It was around 3 or so and we had been rushed inside the compound which was the equivalent of two Disney kingdoms combined. 797 more words

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The Trip: Scary Places

Today’s the day Deviants and Halloween is finally here which brings with it all of the scares and candy you could ask for so in honor of that I’ve decided to focus  233 more words

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What keeps Orlando, Florida atop the ultra-competitive theme park throne?

There are few things more American than the theme park. The nation counts over 400 from coast to coast, which are home to more than 30,000 attractions and host over 375 million visitors a year. 1,295 more words

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A Time for Everything

On a plane leaving Dulles, I feel comfortable. The seat in front of me is 32/33 inches, making way more than enough room for me and my height. 794 more words

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What is this trampoline performance art piece and why is it so mesmerizing?

A recent art installation from French dancer Yoann Bourgeois has been leaving spectators and social media users completely in awe.

The installation, located in Paris’s Panthéon, consists of a rotating set of stairs that acrobats continuously walk up and fall off, bouncing from a trampoline located in the centre of the stairs and catapulting back up onto the stairs from which they’ve fallen. 274 more words

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