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    • Cave Home

    • Universidad de Granada
    • A friend and I were wandering through Albaycin, an old and famous gypsy neighborhood on the outskirts of Granada. We randomly encountered a 50-year-old Spaniard, who, after quick introductions, insisted on escorting us on a tour through his cave...
    • Shining with the Setting Sun

    • Japan Travel Writing
    • After hiking for most of the day and still having a ways to go before my friends and I could rest we stumbled upon a shrine tucked away in the mountains. Low on motivation and beginning to regret our decision to go hiking on one of the few free...
    • Ephemeral Beauty

    • Creation Care Study Program (CCSP)
    • After my class one night, my roommates and I returned to our room to find it filled with army ants-insects who swarm over anything in their path in groups of thousands before quickly moving on. We slept outside that night, and awoke to find...
    • Blue Agama Lizard

    • Middle East Studies Program (MESP)
    • As I reached the summit of an hour-long hike, I was rewarded by the sighting of an elusive Blue Agama Lizard. The stunning contrast lured me over to it as it sunned itself on the edge of a large cliff. I crept closer and closer until my lens was...
    • Foot prints in the sand

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    • As our group was walking up the sand dunes in United Arab Emirates, I was so impressed with how perfect the ripples in the sand looked going on forever, but we stepped across it like we stepped into the culture. I stepped into a 100% Muslim...
    • We Reflect Thailand

    • Religious Traditions in Asia: Thailand
    • At the Royal Palace in Bangkok there is a large temple dedicated to the Buddha. It is covered with gold and fine artistic touches, making it one of the most expensive temples in Thailand. Tourists flow from all over Thailand (and all over the...
    • In Touch With Nature

    • Travel Writing
    • Butterflies were swarming everywhere while we walked on the Brazil side of the Iguassu Falls. They were super friendly and were landing on everything, we finally got a few on our hands and snapped away with our cameras.
    • Dhanusha

    • Independent Missions Trip
    • Dhanusha took time out from playing with the other children to examine a bicycle, but she was too small to ride it. After taking the photograph I helped her up onto the seat.
    • Remember

    • South Africa Term
    • During my stay in South Africa I volunteered at Fikelela AIDS orphanage several times. The first time I visited I held the baby whose hand is pictured with my own. By the time I returned a couple of days later, the baby was no longer at the...
    • Reflection

    • School for International Training (SIT)
    • During my time interning with Concern Worldwide in Soroti, Uganda, I would walk 20 minutes to work each morning at about 8:00am. On this particular morning, the praying mantis, about 2.5 inches long, was waiting on the door to greet me.
    • Faith

    • Cultural Diversity in Health Care
    • During our time in Uganda, we had the unique opportunity to stay in a traditional village with a family. Faith was the only family member who spoke no English, yet I had the strongest connection with her. Even though there was a language barrier...
    • Cafe

    • Guatemala Term
    • Guatemala’s economy and Bethel students’ alertness is dependent on coffee. These coffee beans are drying in the sun, waiting to be roasted and become part of making coffee Guatemala’s number one export.
    • Marionettes

    • History of Science in Europe
    • Hand crafted wooden marionettes adorn the streets of Florence over the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Reminding me so much of the story of Pinocchio I later found that Florence was indeed the birth place of Pinocchio’s author Carlo Collodi. The story of...
    • Fatima Maria Fernanda

    • Guatemala Term
    • I cannot even begin to express the love and joy that the children demonstrated to me in Guatemala. Even through what would be classified as a poverty situation in the United States, these kids would always find time to laugh and enjoy life. They...
    • Fishermen Houses

    • Middle East Studies Program (MESP)
    • I traveled to Italy after my program in Egypt ended. Every year tourists flock out of Venice to the tiny Islands of Burano to buy fine lace and wander the streets of Kodacolor dreams. Tradition has it that fishermen started painting their houses...
    • Scare Tactics

    • Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands
    • I was out walking on my way to lunch when a station construction worker in front of me startled this snake. The worker looked back over his shoulder and motioned me over. He then proceeded to taunt the snake by waving his hands in different...
    • Eiffel Tower

    • England Term
    • I was standing near the base of the Eiffel Tower, having traveled to France for spring break. I just remembered the feeling that "you're not sure you're in France until you see the Eiffel Tower." As we rode the elevator up, it just kept going...
    • The Offering

    • Religious Traditions in Asia: Thailand
    • In Thailand, Buddhism and culture are one in the same. Buddhist symbols, temples, monks, and images are overwhelmingly present in everyday life. Images of the Buddha were originally created as an object of worship and in order to spread the...

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