My name is Pavlína and I am a 26 years old journalism student, living in Philadelphia. Born in the Czech Republic and moving to the U.S. at the age of 20, I experienced a cultural shock at first, and I fell in love with the feeling - with getting to know local people, getting lost in new cities, trying unknown food and learning everything there is to learn about different cultures. Most importantly - I love experiencing it over and over again. I applied for the OWHC Young Travelling scholarship because the opportunity has been love on first read. Not only I get to do what I love - to travel, but I also get to write about it, which for me, as an aspiring journalist, is a priceless experience. I am excited beyond words for the adventures within reach.