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  • I would walk five hundred miles“Welcome to London.”Over a ten-mile trek through the city, I tripped on cobbled sidewalks and absorbed the sights around me—double-decker buses, towering Big Ben, red telephone booths, and majestic remnants history found in buildings around the corner. Through the...

  • As a child, I never acknowledged my mom’s lack of developed English. In fact, I treated the anomaly as a game for my young self to decipher and put together, like pieces of a puzzle. It wasn’t until one of my fourth grade classmates mocked her English did I realize that the discrepancies between...

    Tags: Asia, China, Heritage
  • France. The one place I’ve wanted to go since I was a freshman. I wanted to hear the sounds of Paris – the accents, the cars, nature; smell the scent of Paris and the food. Most of all, I wanted to see places like the EiffelTower and the Sacré Coeur atop the tallest hill in Paris. I wanted to...

    Tags: Europe
  • I closed my eyes to keep the tears from rolling down my cheek. Suddenly, I felt a sharp tug on the bottom of my shirt, as I looked down into the most beautiful eyes I would ever see. I put on a fake smile and asked her, 'Que quieres?' She didn't respond and I continued smiling.   Then, she said...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • It was the end of the school year; the time when students are antsy for summer to begin. I couldn't wait for the last day because four days later, I was headed to the great state of California on a roadtrip with my mother, grandma, and eight year old sister named Meredith. The night before our...

  • Over Spring Break 2009, I got the chance to experience a culture completely different from that of the United States by taking a trip to Spain and Morocco with a group of students and teachers from my school.  When I first heard about the trip, I was so excited about going. However, my mom informed...

    Tags: Europe
  • Every summer my family and I take a plane to Denver, Colorado and drive three hours through the bare country in order to reach our destination to a small, barren town of Kimball, Nebraska. Many people do not understand why my family would visit a place where there is "nothing to do" since it is...

  • I'd never been across the sea before. A long while ago I went up to Alaska on a cruise, but even so, I never even left the U.S. except for a layover in Vancouver. I was, in a word, terrified. Leaving home was always tough for me, but knowing that I was to spend 10 hours aboard a plane flying over a...

    Tags: Europe
  • Bolivia a country that educated me to live in every situation that life has. I never thought that my life would change in a blink of an eye. Decisions changed my life, whether to move to the United States or either to stay in Bolivia. Two important actions that I experienced in making decisions...

  • Pack your bags and off we go. In America we have so many opportunities to travel. Without leaving our country's borders, we can discover different cultures, visit different communities, and see how other people live. In November 2005, I went to New York City with my school's National Honor Society...

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