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  • Graffiti-dappled brick and chopsticks probing like violin bows. This is New York City’s Chinatown. It is brown, grey, and crowded with pudgy pigeons, and is also where I spent some of the summer of 2010. Despite the fact my family and I visited Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and West Point, my...

  • I had never been away from home more than a few days, so when my middle school offered an exchange program to Mexico I jumped on the chance. I’d imagine Mexico to be this pre-historic place where people transported on donkeys, ate beans and rice for dinner, and wore sombreros on a daily basis. My...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • This trip has not been so thrilling or heart-warming as it was spontaneously educational. I have learned more about myself and about the world around me through the experiences of thirteen distinctive students.         It all began when I flew over to Beijing in the summer of 2010 where I was...

  • Thousands of miles away, across the Atlantic, lies a land called Florence, Italy. I first discovered Florence through a uniquely boring documentary in my World Studies class in high school. The information, I had heard that before, but never had I actually seen the scenes of Florence! The city...

  • My best friend lives in Aliso Viejo, California. Two summers ago, I went to visit her after a long summer of working on a farm. It was a much needed and very much enjoyed vacation. It seemed like a lazy vacation, but we never really stopped having fun. We were always out and about. We did...

  • My early years of school were not ideal. Mom was a single parent, and she joined the US Army when I was very young. I lived with my grandparents until mom married and then I joined her in Germany. Even after her marriage, mom carried the bulk of the load and was unhappy most of the time. Oft times...

  •    It was the coming end of summer 2009 and my grandfather was continuing to get weaker. After the news, we immediately had a family meeting and decided that we should go, for at least the last two weeks of summer to Zacapu, Michoacán, Mx. It might sound like a little town, but it is on the map,...

    Tags: Caribbean
  •   Taliesin, Welsh for 'Shining Brow' is the name that was bestowed upon Frank Lloyd Wright's Arizona complex. Famed for his architecture all over America, Wright came to an area outside of Phoenix to build his next masterpiece. Not wanting to disturb the natural beauty around him, he built...

  • After many unbearable hours on the airplane, we finally landed in Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia. My family and I were in a sense of bliss and cheerfulness to be once again reunited with our close relatives. I felt like I was home.   Without any hesitation, we headed towards my...

    Tags: Asia
  • Of all the vacation resorts to which I have been, none compare to the majestic land of the Black Hills of South Dakota. In this beautiful country we found divine sunsets, complex creatures, and breath-taking landscapes. Visitors of this magnificent wonderland will unwillingly return home with life-...

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