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I’ve been in boarding school at the foot of the Himalayas for about a month now, and the longer I stay here, the more I realize that coming to high school in India for my junior year was an amazing decision. India is absolutely incredible; there is nowhere in the world with the same vibrancy, color, and wildness present here. Undoubtedly, India has changed my life for the better.
“You have very beautiful eyes.” And with that statement, seemingly innocent and complimentary, the whole context of my conversation with the Indian man sitting next to me was immediately altered from a friendly exchange aboard an overnight bus to Bangalore to a heart stopping, potentially threatening situation
Tomorrow will mark exactly two weeks since I arrived in Costa Rica. Yet I feel like I’ve been here for much longer. When I first arrived, I was introduced to the new freshman class of my university, Long Island University Global. I was exhausted from the travel and was in no mood to make new friends, but I did my best to not seem like a huge jerk.
See here’s the thing about Italians – they eat Italian food every night. Every night. And I’m from New York, so I love Italian food, and American, Turkish, Greek, Thai etc. So after a month of being in Italy, I saw a busy Turkish restaurant in Florence and thought – why not?
When I went to Italy, I knew next to nothing about the country and even less about the language. The trip was sort of on a whim— a friend needed a traveling buddy on short notice. I figured I could do it; I’d been to four other European countries, and by most accounts, the Romans were supposed to be a pretty nice bunch