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"No one realizes how beautiful it is to travel until he comes home and rests his head on his old, familiar pillow."

~ Lin Yutang

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The trip to France was my second travel course, I went to Ireland on Professor Daly’s travel course last year.  Traveling to Ireland really helped broaden my view on the world, suddenly Europe was no longer this place so far away, it was just a plane ride away. It really helped put into context the globalization of our world, especially being able to see a lot of American companies in Ireland and then in France. Upon coming back from my trip to Ireland I immediately started looking into the travel courses for this year and this trip to France exceeded by expectations.

 

I ultimately chose France for a number of reasons, one of my grandfathers fought in WWII and although he was not there at D-Day he did go through Normandy a few weeks later, he never spoke about the war much until the very end of his life, I felt like traveling to the area and seeing it for myself might help me understand him, and it did.

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Me pictured in front of the Eiffel Tower.

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