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Discovering Marseilles, France

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Marseilles, France. The first stop on a backpacking adventure with my sister Molly, and our friend Matt. I beat them to our hostel, Vertigo Vieux-Port, by a few hours. I had just come in from Turkey and they were still on the way from the US so I decided to take the scenic route. The bus from the airport dropped me off at the main train station in the middle of the city. I had a map and was tired of sitting so I thought I would walk to the hostel from there. Mistake. My pack didn’t seem very heavy walking from one terminal to another or...

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Discovering Dubai, U.A.E

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Dubai, U.A.E. It was around 6 am local time when I lugged my backpack off of the conveyor belt. After readjusting the many straps from their “flight position” of knots and loops, I walked outside through the automatic doors toward the swarm of taxis and rolling suitcases. I resisted the urge to cough as I took my first breath of the 100 degree air. How do people do this everyday? I thought to myself as sweat began to form on my brow almost immediately. It was only 6am, I couldn’t imagine what it was like in the sun at midday....

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