Development, experiences and reflections..., by Phoebe Siedel

Mixed emotions when travelling to the airport, excited to see another country and experience a different culture but also slightly nervous about travelling, new food, 40° heat and homesickness. At this point reservations and excitement levels were about 50/50. After the two flights we landed in a hot Tashkent, passed immigration and made it to the bus with our luggage to take us to the accommodation. It's always nicer to arrive to a city in daylight so you can see your surroundings and get a snippet of what the place you are staying in looks like. However, after traveling from 2pm the previous day till 7 in the morning the next day, sleeping was more of a priority than sightseeing. Even so, excitement levels by that point had increased significantly to the point that I had forgotten all about previous nerves.

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