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I was 19 when I first left home to travel overseas. My friend and I chose Rio de Janeiro as our destination and everyone thought we were bonkers. Two girls going off to one of the most 'dangerous' cities in the world didn't sit well with friends and family.
"I'm sorry, Mi , but your flight is non-refundable." These were the words that kept ringing in my head as I dropped the phone to my side. ** Two weeks prior to that phone call I was given news that...