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On the beautiful morning of Saturday February 9, 2013, the Link Year class boarded the bus and headed out to St. George's Market. A lot of you may be thinking why the Link Year would go to a grocery store? Well, my friends, St. George's Market is not only a grocery store, but it is also a place for, in a way, street vendors. There were many little stands selling handmade crafts. There were jewelry stands, clothing stands, art stands, and so many more. There was also food on food on food. I, Jamie Smith, got to feast on a very yummy ham, egg, and cheese crepe. There was one moment when I walked past a very young, trendy woman eating octopus, tentacles and all. It was quite the experience. Though all these things were great and fun, one of the most memorable parts of the day was getting to know the different vendors. The conversations that took place between the students and the vendors were one of kind. Getting to hear bits and pieces of their stories was truly a remarkable memory made. That being said, it was a great lesson to learn. It is truly amazing that there are so many people in this big world with so many different stories. It was cool to see how strangers opened up to you, not about the deep things in life, but just about life-where they are from, where they grew up, etc. It was a great experience that I will always remember and cherish. We all really enjoyed St. George's Market. (Jamie Smith)