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  • I gawked at enormous Catholic churches with figures of Jesus staring with tortured eyes, the brightly colored and glimmering costumes worn by the bravest of bull fighters, and Paellas rich with local spices. How could one truly capture this with a camera? As I wandered through the paved streets...

  •  When my sister was living overseas in Hong Kong, I jumped at the opportunity to visit her and get a glimpse of what my culture was like.  As a fifth generation Chinese-American, I feel disconnected with my heritage at times, especially when my Chinese friends speak the language and celebrate...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  •  Every individual within this world has a passion within life.  Since the age of ten, mine has been towards assisting and working with people of diverse, yet equally important cultures.  This past summer, I traveled to Ukraine for ten days on a mission trip with various members from my church.  We...

    Tags: Europe
  • When most people venture on their summer vacations, it is usually to someplace tropical and warm. My family enjoys being different. For us, warm weather and palm trees are not necessities. So this year, we journeyed into the unknown wilderness of upper Washington to Sequim (pronounced SKWIM). Our...

  •                  In the summer of 2007, I visited Durango, Mexico. I can still picture it, as if it were only yesterday. When I think about Mexico, hard working people come to mind. I had never seen people selling products in the streets. It was a shock to see such young kids working in the...

  • It has been said that life is a journey, not a destination. I love to travel, to experience new places, to see the world from a different perspective. I travel quite a bit because of this. This summer alone, I went on an art tour of France and Italy, hiked canyons and snorkeled in Kauai, Hawaii,...

  • Like a band of Lilliputians, the band of campers converged on my legs, toppling my six foot frame. Amid the triumphant cackles came the voice of their leader, with a brogue thicker than the cold turf beneath our feet. Apparently I had lost their game, but in the scheme of things I let it slide....

    Tags: Europe
  • For 14 hours straight, I flew over an ocean with my family in tow. In June 2010, we visited my uncle in China. My Uncle Mike has been working and living in China since around 2000, spending most of his time in Shanghai. Before flying off, I was nervous about being bored on the flight there. But,...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • It was only six weeks before my spring break, and I wanted to do something interesting during that spring break instead of being home all day. I told my parents that I wanted to go on a missionary trip with a group from my school, and they both decided they would let me go. So as my spring break...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • I have always loved the incredible diversity of colors found only in the mountains, but I have always found certain mountain ranges to be prettier than others.  By far my favorite mountain range is the Tetons in northwestern Wyoming.  Grand, majestic, pulsating with color, I always jump at the...

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