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"Bonjour, Sabrina!" exclaimed Chole, my youngest host sister. My eyes fluttered open and I immediately put all my concentration into paying attention to every syllable that came out Chole's mouth. She was the only person in the house I could speak fluently with. I asked Chole if she was hungry, as...Tags:
About 6 years ago me and my family went to a trip to El Salvador located on Central America, this was a special trip for me because I was going to go see the place where my parents grew up and were they were raise as young kids, not also that, but I will get the chance to see some of my aunts or...Tags:
Every teenage girl holds a countdown to her 16th birthday. It’s on her mind from the day she turns fifteen. Mine was no different. After being fifteen for a month or so I had already told my dad that I wanted a big celebration for my birthday. So he made me an offer that was...Tags:
In February, I went on a three day cruise to the Bahamas for my friend Stephanie’s 16th birthday. As soon as we got on the Carnival Imagination, we went up to the pool deck to check out the pool and enjoy the music. The food was delicious and we could tell that we were going to have a ton of fun...Tags:
The sharp smack of a slippery body being slammed down. Fishmongers yelling out orders in unison like a pirate crew out on sea. Standing up on your tip toes trying to get a better look at the spectacle, you watch in awe as the slimy fish bodies are being thrown left and right. And your heart races...Tags:
Ladies and gentleman, I have the solution—the solution to the problem you never admitted you had. Namely: majestic hair. I can hear you scoffing, my friends, but I assure you that it’s quite all right to confess it. After all, each one of us has, at some point in life, glanced at a shampoo model or...Tags:
The captain announced the landing of my delayed flight from New York. It was bumpy, but that did not stop me from walking through the Swiss corridors with a smile on my face. I embraced my older brother the minute we met. I could not believe that he would be my guardian for the next six months,...Tags:
Walking through downtown Seattle is much like walking through any other city in America: it possesses the hustling and bustling that comes with enterprise and business. Yet it also maintains a level of serenity. Due to Seattle’s prime location, you are never more than a few blocks away from a...Tags:
In the summer of 2011, my brother and I traveled with two friends to Bermuda. Since we have family there, we visit every summer, but decided to bring a couple friends that year. Where we stay normally varies, however, this specific year we stayed on our uncle's island, Zeta Island. Staying...Tags:
2546 meters up Bunderspitz the icy wind chilled my bones, and fatigue set in, but with one glance at the sun emerging from the horizon all my aliments dissipated- I was on top of the world and the heavens were surrounding me. In the summer of 2009 I had the adventure of a lifetime, two-week trip...Tags: