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Europe 2018 - Part 3 - Portugal!

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Hello hello, welcome back! Ready for part 3? Portugal!! Bom Dia, Belém! (Good morning, Belém!) June 18, 2018   May 30, 2018 Day 2 in Europe  Oh boy! Lisbon has so many sites to see and things to do. We jam packed the day on a whim and it was so much fun. The easiest way is to start at the beginning.  1. First we walked to downtown Lisbon. We didn't do much and finding our way was pretty simple. You just have to follow the tram tracks. On our way down we passed churches and museums and snapped a few quick photos. We also ate fresh, local fruit which I highly recommend if you ever find yourself in this beautiful city.  2. Next we found the metro. Then from the metro we switched to the train that took us to Belém. On the train ride we passed a couple well known architectural buildings such as the Energias de Portugal(EDP) Headquarters by Aires Mateus Architects and the Museu Coleção Berardo of Modern and Contemporary Art. If I

Europe 2018 - Part 2 - New York

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Hello again! Welcome back. I hope you are all well and ready for another blast from the past. :) Europe part 2. First time flying and New York! Howdy! Today Is the day! May 29, 2018 Truthfully, 2 days ago was the day. It was hard to find time to write when trying to fit in 2 flights and a trip to Times Square in one day! So it's the next day and here's the what you should know about my first flight and trip to New York.  1. God did not give me wings but I still found myself above the clouds. I always used to tell people I didn't want to fly. I would quote my dad and say "If God wanted me to fly, he would have given me wings." That was before I realized there was a world of wonders outside of Texas. And the U.S. for that matter. -- We arrive at the airport and I'm still not nervous. In fact, I felt indifferent about it. My friend checked me in, thank goodness. I would have been absolutely lost walking in by

Europe 2018 - Part 4

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Welcome back! Where to begin with this one... Uhhh, well, here are some lessons learned. Lesson Learned! July 9, 2018 | Rebekah Mireles It's impossible to take a 2 week trip to another country and not learn anything. Whether it be facts or history about your destination or lessons you can only learn by doing. By that I mean, when you royally mess up but you're in another country so your only option IS to learn from it. Yep. That was me. It was a tough pill to swallow but what I got from it makes it worth it. It’s wasn’t all  that  bad though.  (From left to right: Me, Jorge and Hayley. We were actually just tired from walking those stairs behind us but our facial expressions seemed fitting for lessons learned. ) The next picture was my flight into Lisbon, Portugal. So beautiful. For starters, I learned that I can’t sleep on planes. Simple as that. I tried melatonin. I tried ZzzQuil. I tried not sleepi