Letting Go of America: Week 1 in Dubai

It’s been five days since I arrived in Dubai. I had a tough plane ride, which involved a crying a baby during the complete 12-hour-flight. It’s 109 degrees. My sleeping pattern is completely messed up due to jet lag; nevertheless, I feel like I’m in paradise, which is for me a complete change of scenery […]

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Looking Back on Kashmir

I didn’t know what to expect. I am 19-years-old and it was my first time traveling to Kashmir. Kashmir is a province in the Himalayas, north of India, which borders Pakistan. I am 95% Kashmiri. Growing up, I’d heard scary stories about that region. I’d read even worse stories about it in the news. My parents are […]

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I shouldn’t have left Hawaii

  I’m in New York right now and if you haven’t heard there’s been a blizzard named Hercules. But, then again, when isn’t there a blizzard in the east coast during the winter season. My toes are cold, I can’t feel my face, and my ears are frozen. Why did I ever come back from […]

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