Standing shoulder to shoulder, smushed together like sardines on a silver bullet that travels 55 mph from either end of the city, a “whoosh” falls upon your ears. The doors open and a school of passengers part the sea of those waiting to board. As you funnel out unto the boarding platform, the strong, unmistakable scent of urine wafts through your nostrils.
Ah, good ol’ public transportation. It may not be the cleanest or most consistent way to get from point A to B, but it has taught me what it means to be free.
Much like writing, photography has been a prominent gateway for self expression throughout the majority of my life. It has equipped me with a new perspective of the world and given me the opportunity to share my experiences globally without peeping a single word.
Year after year, us students find ourselves tasked with the ultimate challenge: cramming as much as possible into an ephemeral, three month break – whether it’s roadtripping, shopping, spending time with loved ones, or working your tusche off to keep you afloat next semester.
Naturally, this newfound, brief period of free time leaves everyone craving adventure – but alas, life happens. As tempting as it is to travel, that isn’t always practical.
However, that doesn’t mean you can’t live like you’re on vacation without breaking the bank by staying abroad.