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Yogyakarta (Yogya) is a unique metropolis, filled with history, shopping, and simple culture, but the best thing about Yogyakart, Indonesia, is the people. The people in Yogya have a slow pace life, and the children are joyful. However, most families live in poverty. My family and I...Tags:
Last year, my father told me we were taking a summer vacation with his siblings and their sons to California. Naturally, I awaited the trip with eager enthusiasm; I had always heard interesting stories from others about California, and I could not wait to see my family again. Little did I know that...Tags:
I clenched my fists around the metal bar until my knuckles turned white. Ten in the morning and my clothes were soaked with humidity and sweat. As the truck lurched forward, seven college students, my father, and I, a thirteen-year-old girl, clung to any available surface in the bed of that beat-...Tags:
"We might have a problem." This was a phrase that our group of high school students certainly did not want to hear on that beautiful day in Kenya, Africa in April of 2012. We were in Africa on a mission trip, and we had just returned to where we were staying after a long day of visiting...Tags:
Being a genetic milkshake of Honduran and Scottish descent, I have never quite felt attached to any particular culture or location. But qualifying for the State Competition for Speech and Debate has taken me from the busy, noisy happenings of San Antonio to the busy, noisy world of Houston. This...Tags:
I was waiting at the gate, exhausted and sleep deprived, just waiting to board the plane. It was an early August morning as streaks of orange and red were beginning to pour into the sky over Manila. How dreary I thought as I sat alone in anguish despite the pleasant sunrise . I was deluding myself...Tags:
We docked at the harbor not far from city’s center, we walked through the knee high water. The tour director told us how Venice can flood with the rain and sparkle an hour later in the sun. It was hard to believe though. After some educational monologs by our tour director, we were dismissed to...Tags:
Our OurRssdfdsssd Have you ever wanted to go to a different country, but didn’t quite know what to do or how to plan it? Planning a trip across the sea is one of the most exciting things to do. From booking hotels to finding the perfect spots to visit, you can make your vacation the best that...Tags:
August 4th, 2009 was the best day of my life. I woke up at six o' clock in the morning and was ready for my trip to Sacremento, California by seven. My parents and I left the house at eight, and we picked up my friend Sydney. We were so excited to go see the Jonas Brothers in concert for the...Tags:
Sometime before I decided that band class was the meat grinder of my school's curriculum, I went on a trip to Chicago with my school's Wind Ensemble. My class and I travelled to play on the Chigago Symphony Stage, where we faced off against two schools to win the kind of plaque that Moses could...Tags: