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    It was almost 10 o'clock at night, and, yet, the temperature was still near ninety degrees. A crowd had formed in the central hub on Main Street, U.S.A., and I could feel the excitement as everyone anxiously awaited the beginning of Wishes!, the fireworks show that lights the night sky above the...

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              San Blas, Nayarit, Mexico is a place that I have visited and identified with for many years now. It is beautiful and intriguing in so many ways and I recommend everyone visit this amazing place. It is merely a town like no other. Once a person enters, the humidity and climate is first...

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                As the evening grew darker, our EF group walked through the streets of Paris, heading to one of the most spectacular tourist sites in the world…the Eiffel Tower.  It was the fifth day of our trip around Europe, and our group included schools from Michigan, Wyoming, and Idaho.  The...

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          My trip to Brazil began on June 14, 2012. It had been four years since I last been to Progresso, Brazil. This year I went on the trip with my aunt, uncle, and two cousins. It was quite a hassle because one of my cousins is a baby, and if anybody who has traveled with a baby knows it is...

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    I had the worst trip ever when I was in 5th grade. My family and I decided to visit San Francisco, which was about seven hours away by car. On the trip, several horrible things happened, which include my younger brother throwing up, a police car stopping us, getting lost, getting turned away from...

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    In the spring of junior year, I had the opportunity to participate in a cultural exchange with a high school from Calabria, Italy. This two week stay in Italy confirmed that I want to continue my Italian studies at the college level. I had a student my age stay with my family for two weeks. We...

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    It's a good rule of thumb that when my mom says that a trip is going to be "educational", she means "boring." Another rule of thumb is that, if one of the six kids in my family actually enjoys the experience, the other five won't. So, as you can imagine, it was with much trepidation that we crawled...

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    As we climbed higher and higher on the Interstate we could tell we were close because it was getting harder and harder to breathe. I looked out of my window and saw the most amazing thing: the Colorado Rockies. I had seen them on TV and in photographs, but nothing could have prepared me for the...

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            Uganda is troubled with Malaria, a disease not commonly found in America. Despite the risk of entering a malaria zone, I traveled there for three weeks this summer. I was joined by 23 other high school students for a unique experience vastly different from everyday life in America.       ...

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    I was there when her heart stopped. Terrified, and eyes riveted to the red line snaking across the ECG monitor, I felt myself die with the frail girl, Ding Xiao Yien, lying before me. But this "artificial death" had been deliberately executed, and the steady hum of the heart-lung bypass machine...

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