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  • My most moving travel experience so far has been my 2007 visit to Guangzhou, China, where I had a reunion with my mother Nilofar and my brother Zain. Before that I had not seen them for four years, more than a quarter of my life at the time. I had to content myself with talking to them over the...

    Tags: Asia
  •                    It’s Tuesday morning of my week off from school for Spring break. I look out the window and feel the morning breeze flow through my hair the smell of the local bakeries preparing for the upcoming work day. That’s when it hit me, “I’m in Paris” the city I’ve seen in movies and...

    Tags: Europe, France, Paris
  •               When  I stepped off the plane in Zurich, Switzerland, the first thought that crossed my mind  was: "Thank God we made it!" Prior to that flight, I had only flown once before--round-trip to Florida , with my family. Needless to say, I was a little nervous. This was a completely...

    Tags: Europe
  • I felt a tapping on my shoulder, as I opened my eyes, half awake, I saw my Grandmother pointing wildly out the taxi window. I was filled with excitement as my eyes shot open and I stared outside. In a blink of an eye I was carried hundreds of years back in history. My destination, Bamberg,...

  • A trip to Gatlinburg Tennessee brings forth a high altitude adventure. When I visited my entire family was able to come. We rented a gorgeous four story cabin high in the mountains. Though the high altitudes in the mountains can cause a bit of ear popping the view is more than worth it. Our cabin...

    Tags: Tennessee, USA
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    Tags: Europe
  •      Ever since I was in the fourth grade when I first read about Cleopatra I had always wanted to go to Egypt. The pictures of the ancient pyramids and the temples and hieroglyphics always fascinated me. So when my mom finally bought the tickets to go on a 10 day tour, I was ecstatic. The only...

    Tags: Africa
  • The anticipation of finally arriving at your vacation spot seems to grow as the month, week, day, hour, minute & second near. I won't forget the way the way I felt and the excitement that seemed to be racing through my body on our final train ride to our destination. Vernazza, Italy. I didn't...

    Tags: Europe
  •  As I departed from the plane, I left all my worries and concerns in my chair. Walking into the beautiful morning in the Africa sun made me realize that I was at the right place at the right time. My school was there to spread our culture and our love of the arts to the people of Africa...

    Tags: Africa
  •   Competitive Sports dictates my family vacations.  Between baseball, basketball and volleyball, we have traveled to many places we would have NEVER chosen.  So, this summer, as usual, we traveled to a small town, New Iberia, Louisiana for the AAU baseball championships.  Loading our vehicle to...

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