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    Tags: Asia
  • For our 8th grade trip at Jackson Middle School we travelled to our nation's capital in Washinton D.C. We stopped in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania along the way to see the famous battleground and cemetery where President Lincoln gave his Gettysburg Address. The trip was comfortable and relaxing since...

  • Tags: Caribbean
  •             I came around the bend on the wooded path and gasped.  Rarely have I ever seen anything quite as stunning as the view that was before my eyes.  The mountain, the woods, the lake, and the flag were perfectly framed and composed.  The air was cool, the sky was clear, and yet the clouds...

  • Wow it's been five years since i last came home to my family. It has been five years since I got a chance to smell the fresh air. Excuse me for my rudeness, Salutations my name is Maxcine Swaby. I'm 16. My family are descendents of Jamaica. Like i have mentioned before it has been five years since...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • Volkel, a small town in the province of Noord-Brabant in the Netherlands, where I have lived for two years, is probably not the first place that comes to mind when you imagine a European vacation. Volkel is home to mostly Dutch farmers and American airmen (as there is a Dutch and American air...

    Tags: Europe
  • Rain patters softly onto the palm-leaf thatched roof. The rigid concrete wall creates an uncomfortable seat, and the kids who press in close against my arms are muddy and damp, but I don’t care. Neither do they. Cupping warm popcorn in their hands, they stare at the rainbow-bright illustrations...

  • Normal 0 /*-->*/ Normal 0 /*-->*/ Normal 0 /*-->*/ In the summer of 2008, a month before the Olympics, I had the opportunity to go to China with my Chinese class.  While there for nine days we saw the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and the Terracotta Soldiers. These were each...

    Tags: Asia, China
  • On November 14, 2006, after chasing the sun across the Pacific for nearly fourteen hours, I touched down at Kansai International Airport, just south of Osaka, Japan, in the pitch dark, and stood for the first time on non-American soil. I was now in the Nippon-koku, Land of the Rising Sun.I was...

    Tags: Asia
  • The excitement that built up inside me over the year was finally expelled when I saw my parents carry the suitcases upstairs into our bedrooms. The leftover smell of the spices in the bottom reminded me so much of Syria. I couldn’t wait to pack up and leave. My parents started taking my brother...

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