Like Riding a Bike

On June 14, 2013, in Activities, by Catharine Steffens

By Tyler Soto ’16 Like riding a bike: Riding a bike and going on a journey are similar things such as you can’t go back and you’re always moving forward. We’ve all grown from this experience, it maybe be our language skill or even learning how to ride a bike. These are the experience that keep us moving forward and make us grow as a person. My experience was learning how to ride a bike on the ancient inner city wall in fifteen minutes. When we first arrived to the wall, I was nervous of not being able to do it and just standing on the sideline while everyone else had fun. I told my self that I am going to do it and thanks to Mr. Taylor, I did. I learned using a rusty old bike on an uneven wall under fifteen minutes. This single experience was one of the highlights on this trip for me. I was so happy to actually ride a bike and I realized that everything on this trip was a first for me. This was my first time out of the country and I couldn’t go back just like if I was riding a bike. This is just one of the many experiences that helped me grow on this trip. This journey personally for me has been an amazing experience with not a single regret in taking it. I’ve made new friendships with people that I would have never of imagine of knowing. I met someone new like my Host brother, who is a great guy, and I’ve built a stronger friendship with some of the other guys like my other host brother, Ethan. I’ve walked the Great Wall, biked on an ancient wall, barter at different markets.Overall, this was an amazing journey and I will end this with a quote that I found, “有朋自远方来,不亦乐乎?” (Is it not a joy to have friends from afar?)

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One Response to Like Riding a Bike

  1. Sra. Domínguez says:

    Great thoughts, Tyler. Well, now that you have traveled abroad there is no going back. I wish you experience more journeys in your life and you keep making new friends all over the world.
    Sra. Dominguez



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