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Re-entry High

April 4, 2013 11 Comments »

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I rub my eyes, and try to refocus but everything still seems blurry and unfamiliar. I feel like I’m removed from the scene in front of me observing as if it’s a television sitcom. I just got off an 11 hour flight from Buenos Aires and I’m still in that long haul flight fog. I […]

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Privacy Statement

February 22, 2011 34 Comments »


We had been driving for about an hour, and that’s when he finally asked me what he wanted to know. “Cherry, I want to ask you question – private question.  Is ok?” I knew exactly where this private question was going; I would have bet what little I have on what was going to come […]

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Paris Then and Now

September 28, 2010 11 Comments »

I arrived in Paris in 2002 – it was the first time I set foot in Europe and only the 3rd country I had visited overall with my first passport. Paris was new, exciting, and scary to a novice traveler like myself. I traveled with two girlfriends, Angie and Veronique, before the term ‘girlfriend getaway’ […]

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What has Travel Taught Me?

September 14, 2010 58 Comments »

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I often get asked what my favorite country is, or what my least favorite country is. I get asked where the best food is in the world and which country has the hottest men. However occasionally I received a more unique thought –provoking question. Recently I was asked, “What is the most important thing your […]

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A Decade of Travels

August 31, 2010 25 Comments »

It took one simple question 10 years ago to change my life… “Do you want to come with me?” My co-worker and friend asked me that simple question referring to visiting his home country of Turkey. I thought about it for a little while knowing virtually nothing about the country of Turkey or where it […]

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