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    Paris is a city with a bite. It’s absolutely beautiful with its elegant architecture and silver Seine, but every once in a while it will bare its teeth and show its ugly side. One minute you’ll be gazing up at the iron lace of the Eiffel tower, and the next you’ll be jumping for your life out of...

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    Growing up in a society that embraces technology, my experiences in Boracay have opened my eyes towards a different kind of beauty. I had never been to a place of such pure bliss and extraordinary scenery until I indulged in Boracay’s nature with my mom, brother, aunts, and grandparents, during...

    Tags: Asia, Vacations
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      “We will be descending into Colombo International Airport shortly,” the speakers supposedly relayed.  The lights from the runway offered some glimmer of hope that this pilot could land safely.  I watched as those lights got closer and closer, until they vanished under the plane and we bounced...

    Tags: Asia
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    I stared at it. What stood before me was utterly unexpected and made me reconsider the sanity of the human race. I had always known some of the Israelis were a little out of touch with the rest of the world, but this undoubtedly verified my theory.           Four meters tall. The tallest on the...

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    I woke up to one of San Francisco’s foggy summer mornings, already excited about going to Boracay, Philippines. My mom was stirring anxiously, readying me for the trip. After an uneasy goodbye with my parents, I joined my cousin and uncle on a 16-hour plane ride to the Diosdado Macapagal...

    Tags: Asia, Vacations
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    In the late morning of Sunday, the clouds were in the air blocking the heavy rays of the sun to keep the cool air breeze through my small room window. Waking up at a later time calls for a well breakfast for a family of five. Ever since my parents' divorce the weekend was the only days my father...

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    Two years ago, my family went to Virginia and Washington D.C. at the beginning of the summer. We traveled with our cousins and grandparents from San Jose and stayed with other cousins who live in Virginia. It was like one big family reunion! For the first half of the trip we stayed with our cousins...

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      "It's scientific name means 'food of the gods', and this heavenly food is an ancient favorite, a business for inventors, and causes major health benefits to your heart, teeth, blood stream, and brain!" With a quick spray of a can, the ethereal smell of chocolate wafts through the air as I...

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        This Thanksgiving, I had the pleasure of traveling with my parents to Sanibel Island, Florida. My dad had discovered the place 5 years ago, and fell in love with it. He wanted to share the beautiful island, with its original stores (no chain stores are allowed on the island), friendly people...

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    I was born in the Philippines.  However, due to my father's job, we soon moved and have traveled to Okinawa, South Korea, and eventually the United States.  I have only visited my Filipino family three times since 1991, and every time the feeling of home wraps itself around my heart to the point I...

    Tags: Asia

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