Nat, Belarus – Level 3
Level 3
AN EMBRYO OR A BABY. Is the world getting crazy? I got astounded by news I came across the other day. A physician called Kermit Gosnell is charged with the murder of ‘fetuses’ but the court cannot decide whether he is guilty. He will be sentenced to death only in case the …
Charcoal, Thailand – Level 3
Level 3
WHEEL US THROUGH THE MOON. Dear friends, I put on the helmet and kicked the bike stand. I got on my bike and rode off. I just went into an outdoor arena. There everything is covered by falling leaves. I rode through some magnificent scenery. Nobody really noticed the changes during the …
Mtthanh, Vietnam – Level 3
Level 3
MY SMALL WORLD BEHIND THE DOOR. Three weeks ago I visited a website for people who want to improve their English. It was one of the most beautiful days of my life because I sent a message to a woman and we became friends. Like almost all people in the world, I …
Julio, Spain – Level 3
Level 3
DOES HIGH-TECH BRING HAPPINESS? It’s believed that breaking new technologies offer a bed of roses to their users, but nothing could be further from the truth. Nowadays, they may be a dangerous addition to our lives. Not only do they help us, but they could also hook us up changing our routines …
Erzsébet, Hungary – Level 3
Level 3
THE WAY FROM BEING A BARTENDER TO YOGA AND BUDDHISM. I would like to introduce my younger son’s story because he lives his life the way which would be my dream if I were his age. After finishing high school, Andrew decided to try his luck abroad because unfortunately young people have …
Klaus, Germany – Level 3
Level 3
THE TRUMPET. The rain is breaking the heat wave. We stick together. Now I believe that everything will be alright – for an indeterminate period. The drops are tapping my time. No agonising over what to do, no being flat out: I’m ditching my frenzied start to the day. A pigeon from …
Klaus, Germany – Level 3
Level 3
THE STRAW BALE. The straw bales lay scattered on the harvested cornfield like yellow boulders and gave the first inkling of an approaching autumn. At some point a few of these wheels made their way down the sloping field towards the valley. The first rolled into an electricity pylon. Another landed in …
Malek, Syria – Level 3
Level 3
A COUNTRY’S CAUSE. His eyes are dark like black holes and the tears on his cheeks have dried. Nevertheless, his forehead and his will are as strong as those of a struggling man. He is a child from a war era, an era when most humans get wronged. Hani is one of …
Lolila, Egypt – Level 3
Level 3
THE LANGUAGE OF ISLAM. Do you speak Muslim? Muslims get asked this question many times. A lot of people think that all Muslims have a common language. Fortunately, that is not the case. The official liturgical language of Islam is Arabic, but that does not mean all Muslims actually speak it. Even …
Alan, Brazil – Level 3
Level 3
BACKPACKING THROUGH THE AMERICAS WITH COUCHSURFING. In 2014 I had to spend my accumulated vacations and I did not know where to go. I did not have much money, so I could not do anything expensive. Time was passing and I still hadn’t thought of anything interesting to do, so when the …