Alison Lamb

Student in Athens, Georgia

Alison Lamb

Student in Athens, Georgia

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I come from a country which might be of great importance to me yet it is virtually unknown by most whom I meet. The island of Bermuda is the stunning place that I am fortunate enough to call my home. It amuses when people try to pinpoint its unique location. Guesses can range from near the Bahamas all the way to Australia! This 21 square mile archipelago is host to an array of beautiful pink sand beaches and quaint winding roads. While this seems so normal to me when compared to an American’s life; it may not seem so. On my sixteenth birthday I excitedly got my license for a moped instead of one for a car. This is such the norm in Bermuda, it did not seem strange to me. I arrived at UGA where no one could believe I had never driven a car let alone had a license for one. These types of small quirks happened more often than one would imagine. Although, I have traveled to the United States very often I have never really noticed the difference. I can only assume that people believe that we are all alike so when one person is just slightly abstract, it really throws them off.