Descriptive Essay About Gateway To The World

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Gateway To The World

Traveling isn’t in everyone’s favor, but it sure is in mine. British novelist, Lawrence Durrell once quoted, “Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.” The reason I enjoy traveling is because it takes me on a journey for finding my inner self. Before traveling, I’ve always been closed- minded at how I viewed the world, but once I got a bigger look at how the world works, my thoughts and I, myself have changed. It all begins on a sweltering day in Schertz, Texas. My mom had received a phone call that was certain to come at some point. The person on the other side of the phone informed her that we would have to travel to Turkey and live there for 2 years. Since I was 5 years old at the time, I thought traveling to foreign countries every now and then was normal for every family. There were trucks coming and going, suit case zippers zipping, and chaos all around me. One month later, I’m was on a plane headed to this unknown country that was too far away for the impatient self that I am. Eager to march out of the plane, I was at last at the final destination. As I looked around the Adana Airport, people looked different and their clothing was divergent as they wore dilapidated shirts and pants. Entering the real world of Turkey, transportation mainly consisted of grimy metro buses and bikes. The atmosphere smelled like thousands of Burger King Whoppers were trampled on with a side of six week old onion rings. After all the luggage
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