My first experience abroad happened when I was 14. The ninth-grade end-of-the-year trip was to London, and I couldn’t be more excited. What was I going to see? I had been preparing for the trip all year long. World History class was exciting since I was going to be visiting some of the places we discussed. I was ready for this experience, and let’s just say, I wasn’t disappointed. I loved everything about London. The sights, the food, the people, etc. The experience was surreal! On the flight back home, I vowed I would be going abroad again. That’s right, I was bitten by the travel bug!
Cancun, Mexico—the hub of collegiate spring breakers partying until the break of dawn. It’s also a place where the average family, equipped with their 2.5 children, goes to indulge in the all-inclusive luxuries of the great resorts located in the hotel zone or just outside of the city center.
Suitcases, backpacks, hiking boots, and bodies line the glass and concrete terminal. Metal benches produced in some no-name factory in an arbitrary city by sad little people who once believed in upward mobility are held in place by other equally sad men and women who still cling to the hope of making it big. A life-sized Barbie on the TV overhead decries this political atrocity and that and brings news of yet another murder in our precious hidden gem of a flyover city.
So you made it to work today. You are alive and in one piece. You should be proud. Bonus points for not getting a scratch which would have ruined that second coat of wax the detailer charged you an extra twenty dollars for; you can't see it but apparently others will and isn't that what counts the most?
The highlights of the heritage are stunning Edwardian interiors throughout the fabulous building. Polesden Lacey is a Regency house that's been transformed into an Edwardian mansion; this mansion, as well as a wide array of formal rooms decorated with the works of Raeburn and Reynolds as well as other famous artists, was decorated by brewery heiress Mrs. Ronald Greville.