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  •   Spain is probably one of the most beautiful places I have ever been. I was able to experience this country and its culture while on the foreign exchange trip with CurtisHigh School on Staten Island. With the group I traveled to Toledo, Barcelona, Madrid, Zaragoza, and Gijon where we learned about...

    Tags: Europe
  • My ideal trips to Paris, India, and Germany do not involve the Eiffel Tower, Taj Mahal, or Heidelberg Castle, respectively. I went to England and I didn’t see the golden rafters of Big Ben, or the glass baubles of the London Eye, or the shimmering summer water of the Thames. Instead, on my...

    Tags: England, Europe
  • I am always looking for new ways to expand myself and to gain knowledge about things that interest me as well as things that I have never heard of. I love the thought of throwing myself into a completely different experience that I will be able to share later on. So when the opportunity presented...

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    Tags: Caribbean
  • Do you remember when we talked about what colors represent New York?” It was muggy gray and faded blue, right?” I said. What colors do you think represent Los Angeles?” It would have to be musty orange, sun-bleached green, and electric blue.” I said my goodbyes and hung up the phone. Red and gray...

  •                  As I boarded the plane to Denver, Colorado on June 28, 2009, I could feel the twisting and turning of nervousness in my stomach. Before I knew it, the plane had landed in Denver International Airport and my adventure across the west coast had officially begun.                ...

  •               I peered down the airplane window watching the lights glow as I descended into the city of Tehran, Iran.  After a long 14 hour flight, I was excited to be landing in the Mehrabad International Airport. As we descended, all the women on the plane rushed to the lavatories, changing...

  • Greasy takeout, kung-fu, and Jackie Chan are some of the stereotypes that come to mind when most people think of Chinese culture. Being of Chinese heritage, however, I have experienced the true essence of Chinese culture, especially so this past July when I visited Beidaihe, a seaside city in...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • I was in Beijing, China spending two months of the summer of 2006 learning Mandarin through a program I had applied to and learning the art of dumpling making from the host family I stayed with. It was my first time staying in a foreign country without my parents and with the added element of...

    Tags: Asia
  • When travelers think of Miami they think of the delightful weather, gorgeous beaches and the crazy night life is all it has to offer. This past summer I traveled and experienced Miami, Fl in a whole new way. Despite of what others may think about Miami, it’s packed with so many things to do for all...

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