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When I heaved myself onto the dock, I was tinted yellow. I was also slightly oily, with subtle odors of mud and sulfur. I grinned at my reflection and breathed deeply, inebriated by the scent of crisp mountain air tainted by pond water which dripped from my eyelashes onto my nose. With goosebumps...Tags:
The bus took us to many impressive sights that day; geysers spraying water and steam like enormous earthbound teapots, thundering waterfalls cascading into fresh, pure rivers, the cavernous crack of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. But nothing could outshine the ethereal beauty of the Blue Lagoon, just...Tags:
Saood Abdul-Kabir peers over me as I dipped a big toe into sleep. As soon as I was drowning in the blackness of sleep, Saood encroaches upon my sleeping figure and shakes it awake. This pattern was precedence for all occasions. There was no sleeping around Saood Abdul-Kabir...Tags:
In my 18 years of life I have been on many exciting and life changing trips, however there is one that stands out more than all the others. The trip that I am talking about was my family’s 2008 trip to Chicago. Most people go on trips to seek relaxation and to get away from the stress and worries...Tags:
My name is Montéz Jennings and I am affiliated with Planned Parenthood of Maryland. I have been affiliated with Planned Parenthood for three years and I am what is called a Peer Educator. As a Peer Educator, it is my service to educate young adults about the dangers of risky behaviors. I educate...Tags:
Disney World, the place where dreams come true, allowed me to re-live my childhood for a day, and it was an experience that I will never forget. I visited it for the first time ever with my family during the summer of 2008. It was amazing. Seeing the Disney characters from movies at the park...Tags:
Warszawa’s crimson and white, Narodowy Stadium—National Stadium—flashed past the window as I was overcome by a shallow slumber. When I awoke, we were nearing the Polish periphery. Our intercity bus hobbled across the worn, narrow country roads. Content storks nestled on the rooftops with their...Tags:
I felt completely out of my element when invited to take a student trip to Israel on late June of 2006. It was a trip designed to do two things—end our Holocaust studies with a trip to Yad Vashem, and open our eyes to the Arab-Israeli conflict. I knew very little of this conflict, except that the...Tags:
In January 2010, I got my first chance to go overseas - it was also my first time out ot the USA! I wanted to go to Africa with my church so badly! I was willing to work for it. I raised all my money, I filled out all the forms, and I was ready to go! I went with my mother and 24 others to...Tags:
“Vamos al salto?” I was hesitant. As far as I could understand, Nolvin´s idea was to go to the river and jump around in the mud. But after thinking about it for a little while, I decided I would go. There wasn´t much else to do besides that in El Guabo, a town of 300 in the heart of Nicaragua, a...