By Zaid Taji Farouki

Tag: Punta Cana

The Year In Review!

Happy New Year Everyone!!!!!! I can’t but be thankful for all the change that this year has brought to me. I started off the last year being on a boat in Dubai watching the fire works with acquaintances. I ended this year with my acquaintances being the closest friends of mine and we embarked together on trips to different countries and continents together. And I can definitely say that those trips where the best I have been on. From Miami, to Punta Cana and West Virginia. I will always remember the crazy way we arrived to Punta Cana where it took us 24 hours to get there rather than 6 hours. The time where we got into our cars one weekend, and randomly went to Cracker Barrel and white-water rafting. And the amazing weekend we spent in Miami. Also the trips I took along the year to Milan, Venice, Bologna, Pavia, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, and Washington D.C.
This year also means a lot as it is the year I graduated from University and the year where I embarked on the journey of following my dreams and moved to Italy to pursue a career in fashion design. I recently realized that I have lucky streak with odd numbered years. I was born in 1991, graduated high school in 2009 graduated university in 2013.
This blog also turned 1 year old in September. With 62,000 hits this year and views from 141 countries. I would like to end this year by thanking everyone the good people for making me a happier person and for the bad people that I have met that taught me not to care as much anymore and that my happiness is the most important thing.
I can’t wait and see what the next year has to offer!!

Here are some pictures that summarize the year:

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

The reason why I haven’t blogged for the past ten days was because I was on spring break in Punta Cana. The trip in general was amazing and I personally couldn’t have asked for more. We were a group of 10 people trying to get the fullest out of our last spring break before graduation. Our trip wasn’t all perfect though, getting there was a mission. My friends and I were supposed to fly with US Airways from DC to Philadelphia and then take a flight to Punta Cana. Well this didn’t happen, our flight out of DC got delayed, and the lady sitting behind the counter didn’t want to help us or find a solution so she assured us that we should get on the flight to Philadelphia and we would make the flight. We got to Philadelphia the flight had already taken off and the only flight with seats on it would be taking off from Philadelphia is after two days. After arguing for an hour and calling everyone possible, we found a solution, we had to fly from Philadelphia to Fort Lauderdale, drive from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, fly from Miami to Santo Domingo, then drive for three hours to Punta Cana. That’s excluding the trouble we had with locating our bags because the airlines mistagged our luggage. Nevertheless, we all had a great time and here are a few pictures from our trip:

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