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  •   In my parents’ homeland of Bangladesh, I have always felt like a complete foreigner. As a native and long-time resident of Southern California, I have enjoyed a very comfortable upbringing relative to Bengalis living half way around the world. Given my strong familial and cultural ties to the...

  •   This past summer, my mother promised both my brother and I a trip to London and Paris—a graduation gift for my 18-year-old brother and a 16th birthday gift for me. As rewarding of a gift it was, we never expected our travels to teach us so many valuable lessons. On a bright and sunny Saturday in...

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  • “Where are you guys coming from?” the patrol officer asked. “El Paso Texas” answered my brother, Allen. “How long have you lived there?” “Seven years” Allen replied. Then the cop said “That’s far. Well have fun on your trip.” And we drove off. If only that’s how that really happened.             A...

  •             One year ago, I never thought that I would spend the best week of my life abroad.  Along with four friends, two girls who I had never met before, and our Spanish teacher, I travelled to Spain.  I was fortunate enough to have a phenomenal Spanish instructor.  Before leaving, she...

  • Last summer, my family and I decided to take a flight to Hungary! However, the getting there part was ridiculous yet incredibly lucky and one of the best experiences of my life. Starting from the Detroit airport, our mission was to get to Europe by the next day, but because my aunt is cheap, she...

  •                          This year my family and I have gone to the wonderful world of Universal Studios in Orlando, Florida. We stayed for a week of our school’s Spring Break and had so much fun! It was a little rocky at first, the long ride, the stops, and the anticipation of getting there. Even...

  •     I love orchestra trips.  Every year, my school’s orchestra heads to California for a long weekend of merry, good times and jolly memories.  The reason I am partial to these extensive, loud bus rides and infinite sleepless nights is, in fact, due to my love for orchestra and, conjointly, my love...

  • 7/17 - (11A)Up until this point, traveling to England has been an adventure that I’ve played over and over again in my mind. Now, reality has begun to set in….no cell phone, limited luggage due to airline fees, and not knowing a soul that I’m about to travel alongside. To be honest, the only thing...

  • I tossed my shoes out onto the roof to dry, and flopped onto my new bed. My eyes were tired, but every time I tried to close them, they begged to be wide open, taking in every French thing in the room my host-mother had set up for me. The thing about travel, I thought, is that it’s insanely easy....

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  • Running. Most people consider it a hobby, or something that people without lives do. However, for me, and the other members of my cross country team, it's a way of life. Because of our trip to Alamosa, Colorado, my teammates have truly become my second family. Almost 40 members of the team took...

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