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    Ever since I started taking Spanish in sixth grade, I had wanted to go to Puerto Rico. I had seen beautiful pictures in my textbooks and heard stories from people who had been there. So, when the time came for me to help pick my family's next vacation spot, I immediately brought up Puerto Rico. In...

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    My mom, sisters Ania (13) and Natalia (11), and I were going to Spain for a vacation from vacation. We had spent the last month in Poland, trying to reboot our Polish. We were going to visit my Aunt, Kasia. She was getting married soon, and we wanted to meet her fiancé, Javier. This trip was going...

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    During the summer of 2009-2010, I discovered a summer program that focused on researching marine mammals.  When I looked into the camp, I found out that only nine students were chosen to go, and this year the group would be going to Round Island here in Alaska.  Naturally, I was intrigued and...

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    Ten hours, four sets of security, three new stamps in my passport, two take-offs, two movies, and two landings, the bi-annual family vacation to Lyd had begun. For most people the most eye opening part of a trip is the actual trip, the activities, people, events, but for me things changed with...

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    It was July of 2009.  My family was going to our annual trip up to Pennsylvania to visit my Aunt Janet at her lake house.  Our destination: Indian Lake.  Why? to celebrate the fourth of July.  With a family of five, airplane ticket costs were out of the question.  Instead of flying, there was...

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    In the summer of 2009, I decided to volunteer in Clermont-Ferrand, France through Volunteers for Peace. Our group had people from all over the world: France, Russia, North Korea, England, Germany, Finland, Turkey, and then there was me, from America.   While driving to the campsite, everyone...

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      Steady snowfall for hours on end, temperatures below 30 degrees, and dropping, mounds of snow heaped up on the sides of the roads, and it just so happened that as the state of New Jersey was experiencing these weather conditions, I was midair headed to Florida for a cruise with family and...

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      Guatemala: colorful, natural, exotic, historical, sunny, tropical, beautiful.   I am from Guatemala.   Guatemala: dilapidated, wretched, destitute, rundown, decaying, broken.   I am from Guatemala.   I never wanted to be from Guatemala. I was an American; a full-blooded born and raised Jersey...

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          The end of the week was coming around and I was beyond exhausted. I got up and dressed myself in spite of my desire to sleep. The breath-taking sights of Cancun awaited me while on a week-long vacation but spending my days at touristic locations and sightseeing could really wear a person...

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