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Plight

US VIRGIN ISLANDS | Friday, 23 May 2014 | Views [239]

The ocean, an overwhelming sight by day, is an unnerving abyss by night. With only our flashlights, Michelle and I swim together into the darkness while the others, already finished, shiver on the beach.   Though the reefs have been massacred ... Read more >

Tags: cora reefs, island, ocean, snorkeling


En Route

USA | Friday, 23 May 2014 | Views [300]

  We are on a train. An apocalyptic gray bench, a plank of wood on two legs, sits alone in a field to our left. A North Carolina field, covered in mossy-green grass swishing in the wind, soft, like baby’s hair. Crumbling buildings float ... Read more >

Tags: north carolina, train


The World Waiting

US VIRGIN ISLANDS | Tuesday, 13 May 2014 | Views [163] | Scholarship Entry

Beneath the surface waits a Technicolor dream. Parrotfish are richly colorful, art with the most vibrant oil paints, and with silly buckteeth and cartoonish faces. The Blue Parrotfish, in particular: a cartoon sidekick, generally has the look of a well-... Read more >

Tags: 2014 Travel Writing Scholarship - Euro Roadtrip


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