Nate Winneg: Truth
Teddy McCluskey: Darkness

Zack Lisman: Looking Out

   Burj Khalifa  You can never have too many memories. In my young life of 15 years I have traveled all across North America and some places in Europe. I have traveled to many places that most people will not ever get to go. But In March, I went on a trip that was my favorite. My family and I visited one of my family friends who is living halfway across the world in Dubai. If you don't know, Dubai is one of the richest and most modern cities in the world. The streets are lined with skyscrapers that have all been built in the last four decades. Dubai is an architect's paradise. I was truly amazed by the grand scale of everything in the city and architecture of some of the buildings.

    Dubai also has the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa, which stands at 828 meters tall (2,717 feet). When I was in Dubai my family and I went up to the top with our family friend. I had been up to the top of tall buildings before such as the Empire State Building, but never in my life have I had as good a view of anything as I did at the top of the Burj Khalifa. Being so high up I got to see all of Dubai's modern architecture, have a great view of the ocean, and reflect a  little on what was happening. It felt amazing to be on the top of the tallest building in the world halfway across the country. As far as I knew, none of my friends had been to the top of the Burj Khalifa. Its always great to be the first, and I was the first to visit it. 

    Burj Khalifa View The rest of my trip to the United Arab Emirates, where Dubai is located, was filled with more unforgettable moments that I will cherish for the rest of my life. I will always remember the waterparks, the malls, the desert safari, the fastest roller coaster in the world, and certainly the top of the Burj Khalifa