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  • During junior year, I went on the Japan trip with my Japanese 3 class. My teacher organized it and held meetings to explain how we’d get the tickets, where we were going, and the supplies we had to pack. In February, we arrived at the San Francisco Airport.                          I was really...

    Tags: Asia
  • Cinque Terra Italy is a real life fairytale travel destination.  Two summers ago, I went to Italy with my family, and Cinque Terra was my favorite place we stayed.  Cinque Terra is in Northwestern Italy bordering the coast, and is made up of five hillside towns: Monterosso, Vernazza, Manarola,...

    Tags: Europe
  • Riding the subway is often a stressful experience, especially in a foreign country. The crowded platforms, rushing people, confusing signs, fast stops and sardine packed trains make for a nerve-wracking experience. But there is nothing worse than trying to navigate the London Tube with a 50lb...

  • Walking down Roman avenues in the early morning instills an exciting feeling. We catch a bus to take us into the city. We ride the bus through the streets and see what anyone would see going through a city: shops, restaurants, fountains, buildings, a bustling metropolis like any other, but vastly...

    Tags: Europe, Italy, Rome
  •   Three Years Later   My entire life has been a travel story, part of my history that will forever be improvised on my heart. It was not painted by just an experience, but by a new language, a culture, a foreign people, a life sacrificed and replaced by the reality of fear, danger, kidnapping, and...

  •             It is one thing to realize who you are while sitting in your kitchen with a half-eaten bagel grasped loosely in one hand and the sports section of the newspaper in the other.  It’s quite another to realize who you are while standing in the place where the continent is divided in half,...

  • It was 8 o'clock sharp and my family and I were right on time for breakfast at the Hotel Marignan in Paris, France. It was only the third day that we had stayed there and we were had already settled into what was practically a home away from home. The old lady who served the breakfast met us at our...

    Tags: Europe, France, Paris
  • Seeking closure for my six-week, summer trip to Tibet, I decided to sit on the roof of our hotel, contemplating the significance of the trip for me. Overlooking the skyline of Lhasa, I could see the whole city: the Barkor shops closing up for the night, the humble residences in the distance, and...

    Tags: Asia
  •                 The idea had been rolling around for years. “Let’s drive across the country and see your parents,” my mom said. “Not this year,” said my dad, usually because “I can’t take time off work” or “gas prices are too high.” As I went through the motions of my sophomore year, my parents...

  • As I was up in Bishop this past week, I journaled everything that happened. Words cannot express how happy I am to be HOME. But, while writing, I've mentioned a few of you because something reminded me of you. Enjoy. 24 June 2012 Well, we're finally here. The ride up wasn't as bad as I...

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