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K-Town Street Beat: Travel the world?

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would YOU go?

K-Town Street Beat is a regular summertime segment, featuring KRBD news intern Marco Torres talking with community members.

Last weekend, Marco spoke with various Kayhi students and alumni about international travel during a celebration for the return of Rotary Exchange student, Lisa Torres.

Lisa, who is Marco’s younger sister, just finished a year in Brazil. Another Rotary Exchange student, Holly O’Brien, also has returned from a year in Ecuador.

Their friends shared their own dream destinations when asked: “If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?”

Haley Nichols wants to go see one of the Ancient Wonders of the World.

“I would really like to go visit the Pyramids in Egypt. That would be very cool.”

Cassidy Patton expressed an interest in exploring her heritage.

“Well, I am part Irish. So I would love to visit Ireland, and all the other UK countries.”

Cassidy also would like to take a typical Alaska interest to a very un-Alaska location.

“And I want to go to Africa someday because I really want to go on a safari and shoot a big cat. I want to go hunting in Africa.”

Sam Ortiz comes up quickly with an answer to the question that shows his sense of adventure.

“I don’t know, that’s a pretty tough decision. If I had to pick one place in the world right now… you know, just for pure adventure sake, probably Istanbul.”

Drake Goodson picks a unique country, based on a philosophy expressed in an equally unique proverb.

“Well, I guess I would have to say the Czech Republic.”

Why the Czech Republic?

“There’s an old Czech proverb – it goes like this – ‘A good beer can be judged by one sip, but it’s good to be thoroughly sure.’ And you know, that quote resonated with me so much that I took it to heart and it makes me want to go to the country, see what the culture’s like… because of that one quote. Solely alone.”

That’s all for this week on K-Town Street Beat. Throughout the summer, check back on our website for more of this segment, compiled by news intern Marco Torres.

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