me posing for a picture with some of the girls from the orphanage
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October 13, 2019: Sophie’s India

This entry is quite a long one, but one that makes me smile whenever I read it. My time in India was jam packed, so every entry during that time spans a few days. To summarize, Aunt Jayne and I were staying at the Michael Job Center in India, where Christian girls, most of whom are orphans, are taken in and given housing and an education. They are incredible, bright, kind girls and I wanted to spend as much time getting to know and help them as possible. I’ll never be able to thank my Aunt Jayne enough for bringing me on this trip!

Wow, wow, wow! What an incredible, busy, crazy few days! I don’t even know where to begin so I’m just going to throw random things down as they come to me. 

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August 18, 2019: An Aussie Birthday, a Cougar, and a Bonfire

Background: At this point, I was working in the Daintree Rainforest at an ecolodge. Luke, the youngest of the group, was just turning 19. Sweet and shy, we had a goal of bringing him out on a big night. Well, big by rainforest standards anyway.

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While I may have only started this blog a few years ago, and done a pretty bad job at maintaining it until recently, I have been keeping travel journals since the time I could hold a pencil, quite literally.

It all began when I went on vacation with my family to Portugal in first grade. My teacher gave me a blank notebook to fill in while I was away. “These are memories you will have forever,” she told me. Over 10 years later, I still have that notebook, and many more which are filled with my memories of travel.

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