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  •   I heard gun shots from my doorstep, lived in a house surrounded with barbed wire, saw prostitutes roam the streets, and smelled the garbage that stray dogs and the homeless would share. For my summer leading up to my senior year, I stayed with a host family whose vocabulary in the English...

  • Schools out for the summer but that doesn’t mean it’s time to stop learning.  An education doesn’t always present itself in the form of text books, life experience is a valuable tool.  Who would have thought that at the age of sixteen, checking into the Cozy Cone Motel at Disneyland’s California...

  • Maneuvering and traveling the streets of Mumbai are extremely challenging tasks to accomplish. Imagine trying to evade the potholes, deranged auto-rickshaw drivers, and cows, all while carrying a gigantic stuffed animal. It is 105 degrees: scorching by my standards, making the 60 pound toy feels...

    Tags: Asia, India
  •   When I first embarked to a land new and strange Everyone told me that my life would change. I brushed off the comments and said mildly, “It’s just a vacation. I’ll still come back me.” But no matter how badly I want to be right Their words to this day come back with a bite. I did come back...

    Tags: Europe
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    Tags: Europe
  • My trip to China was amazing. I miss China even more now than I did the day I had to leave. I was able to visit 6 different cities, Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Shanghai, Wuzhen, and Hangzhou. Shanghai was amazing! Shanghai is the most technologically advanced city in China. I cannot describe how...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  • This past summer, my grandparents took me on an amazing trip to China where we visited the four cities of Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.  This blog is to commemorate my travels and explain to you the beauty and wonders of China. Travel Blog Beijing Day 1: About 24 hours of...

  • I had never dreamed I would have the chance to go to Paris, France but I did.  My French class planned this trip, it was made open, so any students or parents that wanted to come could.  There were twenty-three people that went, including my great aunt and my grandmother. I don’t believe I had ever...

    Tags: Europe
  • After arriving in Greece after a total of 19 hours of travel, I had never felt such a sense of euphoria. The picturesque white cottages with royal blue rooftops, the deep emerald green grass in contrast with the magenta and scarlet flowers; it seemed more like a dream rather than a reality. I had...

    Tags: Europe, Heritage
  • “Nngghh…” I groaned as I was dragged from my peaceful slumber. “What time is it?” I questioned, voice slurred with sleep. “Six in the morning,” my dad answered, “so you better hurry up or else we’ll be late.” Why was I waking up so early while on vacation again? Oh yes, because my family and...

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