It’s 6 am on a Saturday morning, and two of my freshman floormates and I are getting ready to make a two-hour drive. It’s mid-January and even in Florida the temperature is a crisp 40 degrees Fahrenheit. Despite the chilly weather, we are driving to Cyststal River to swim in Three Sisters Spring. The weather isn’t conducive to swimming in a spring. Even if said spring is a perfect 72 degrees Fahrenheit year around.
Who doesn’t love pie? Who doesn’t love an excuse to eat more pie? Every year, math fans from around the world gear up to celebrate their favorite Pi related holiday. That’s right math fans and pie fans gear up every year to celebrate π. π is a magical number that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. Pi is an irrational number that has been calculated out to 2.7 trillion digits. Most Pi fans just go with 3.14 which stands for March 14. My favorite pi day was it 2015 when the date was 3.14.15 which happens to be the first 6 digits of pi. At 3.14.15 at 9:26 am, the first eight digits of pi were displayed on clocks. This event happens once an every 100-years. Here are 14 traditional pies from around the world to celebrate Pi day.
Dachau. Until the Nazi’s takeover of Germany, it was a small town with an artist colony. In 1933, the Nazi’s would forever link Dachau with their reign of terror. Dachau was more than a concentration camp. It was the master plan for all other concentration camps. Like many visitors to Dachau, I arrived via the U-Bahn train station from the city of Munich. I was then planning on taking a bus to the camp.
After ten long weeks of training in the United Arab Emirates, I should have been sick of the desert and the heat. I had six days of vacation and could go anywhere in the world. I selected to stay in the UAE and finish exploring the country. Originally, I had planned to spend all six days in Dubai. But after a weekend in Dubai during my training, I had done most everything on the Dubai to-do list. I started looking for something else to do in the UAE. I came across the Qasr al Sarab Desert Resort.
I am living in Africa. It’s that small continent just under Europe. If you look at a map, Africa is slightly larger than the United States and Canada. Nope, that’s not the case. Africa is huge. It’s larger than the United States, China, India, and a couple of European countries. So yeah, I live in Africa, but I live in one of the smallest African countries. I have always wanted to travel to Africa. The continent needs more than a two-week vacation to explore. Since I am already on the continent, I plan on exploring this amazing continent.