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    Walking through brown pastures instead of green and dark alleys that seem as if they’ve never been lit. Missing the life I’ve never had drives me insane, and the setting around me reminds me of hopeless fate that’s been doomed from the start. Never knowing my shadowed truths of whom I am and where...

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    This summer, June to be exact, I took a trip with my grandmother to Indiana. This was no vacation, but a time to say goodbye. We were visiting my great grandmother, Wilma. This Wilma is no ordinary grandmother, but a beautiful soul that is only afraid of dying. She is 89 years old and doesn’t...

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    It was dark as we zoomed up the inner bowels of a mountain, and cold too. The train racing at speeds likely greater than 60 miles an hour. The pressure changes were recognized by me and my friends through the popping in our ears. As much as my ears had been popping in the days previous, certainly...

    Tags: Europe, Exploring
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    As the plans for my 15th birthday kept approaching my aunt form Mexico decided to give me my birthday gift a couple of months early. Her and my uncle took me with them to Cancun Mexico with everything paid. I was in shock because I had never been in a plane or just the fact of going to a new...

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    When people hear “Africa”, they think: poverty, wild animals, the Lion King. Initially, my brain was flooded with these same ideas, scenes of singing animals contrasting the reality of starving children. I went to South Africa, and to my disappointment, I saw no cuddly lion cubs belting out “I...

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    The third week of June, 2007 began the greatest trip of my life. I went on a mission trip to Mexico with my church. We started out from Scottsdale, AZ very early that morning, packed snugly in two 15-passenger vans. Ten hours later, we arrived in Tijuana, Mexico’s border. After the frightening...

    Tags: Caribbean
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    Whether you're here for business or pleasure you can find everything you're looking for nestled in a town of about 30,000. Home to the worlds largest retailer, a world class art museum, numerous outdoor trails and parks, a thriving night life, and the quaint small town hospitality, Bentonville,...

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    On July 5th I had the pleasure of waking up at 3:00am to get to a 5:15am flight. And since it was the 4th of July the night before you can imagine how well that went. When me, my mom, and my dad got to the airport my mom checked all my papers and triple checked to make sure I had everything,...

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    The sweat pours off my forehead, my maroon polo sticking to my skin as I sit in my uncomfortable chair on the airplane, looking mournfully around me as it sets in that for the next 16 hours I will not leave this tiny space. I take in a deep breath, steadying myself. China, I think, China will be...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring

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