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  •  My family and I moved to Hong Kong in 2010.  We lived there for two years, up until this June (2012).  Living there showed us how beautiful the world is. I have included a few things that helped me to learn to love Hong Kong. It’s a beautiful place, open and waiting for tourists.  They will find...

  •  Can you just picture yourself immersed in the diverse cultures that fill New York State? What must it feel like to walk amongst people from all over the world?  I never thought I would be standing in the middle of Times Square gazing at the bright lights of the gigantic billboards. I had no idea...

  • The crisp cool mountain air filled my lungs as we began to embark on this once in a lifetime journey and experience. The reddish brown tile roofs on the beige stucco buildings seem to reflect the soft glow of the downtown plaza. The huge clock tower there appeared to look over the place with its...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • This past summer, I was privileged to be able to go to the Dominican Republic with the youth group from my church. We went through a program called UNTO, an organization that helps third world countries around the world and focuses on spiritual, medical, and educational needs of the citizens of...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Chicago: An Urban Adventure My home town is Chicago. I’ve lived there all my life and still do. Chicago is a great place for people to visit because of its diversity and many things to do. It is the third largest city in the U.S. with a population of about 2.7 million living inside the city....

  • Surrounded by former strangers and subsequent best friends, I braved the seas on a metal bird named Lufthansa. My destination: the boot shaped peninsula, where seemingly every invocation on the muses had been answered. There, on the shores of Lake Como and under the shadows of the great Alps, the...

    Tags: Europe
  • In the sweltering heat of the summer sun, I trudged home unenthusiastically. As the bell rang on the last day of school, the others were excited to start their summer vacations that would be filled with excitement. For me, it was just going to be another summer, waiting nearly three months to see...

    Tags: Pacific
  • I woke up to a hint of sunlight, feeling strange that I was not in my own bed. Then it came to me: I was in Madrid, Spain, 3,000 miles and an ocean away from the United States. I weaved my way through my three roommates and stepped out onto the hotel balcony. The numerous cars, blaring horns,...

  •    Years ago if someone had asked me where Nicaragua was located I would have drawn a blank. I might have responded by saying, "South America?" However, my answer has changed due to the summer of 2008 when I had the experience of going to Nicaragua on a missions trip. My current answer to the...

  • I am not an emotional type of girl. Rarely will I shed a tear, get extremely worked up about something, or let somebody upset me. My friends have only seen me cry in two situations; I am laughing so hard I shed tears of joy or, something tragic has occurred such as a death. I have known my friends...

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