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The summer of 2006, just one year after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast of Mississippi and destroyed everything I owned, my family decided to go to Europe, where we could visit our family members in Portugal and Germany and bring happiness and adventure back into our lives. I was thirteen...Tags:
I flip patties on one side and he drops fries in oil on the other side. Our heads turn toward the screen monitoring the orders. We share the hot kitchen at Sonic on Mondays; we share the ball on the court on Tuesdays. We joke about the human brain in Sociology class on Wednesdays and Thursdays. We...Tags:
When one thinks of Egypt, widely known icons including the Nile, Sphinx, mummies, or the pyramids usually come to mind. This article, however is about none of these things. This article is about the Egypt I discovered, an Egypt no travel book could have prepared me for.As our taxi took us from the...Tags:
Sun burnt and exhilarated I entered San Francisco International Airport (http://www.flysfo.com/web/page/index.jsp). The next four weeks would be the grandest adventure of my life. One night last Christmas my cousin, Haley and I had joked about how desperately we wanted to travel the world....Tags:
My muscles burned, and I willed myself to carry on, to take one more step. I counted each stair: thirty-one, thirty-two. As I trudged on, I imagined a tragic war taking over my body: thirty-three, thirty-four. The tendons were bitter over their fellow friends who had been sacrificed to the...Tags:
The day of July 6, 2011 brought forth feelings of anticipation and enthusiasm among me and the rest of my family. The countdown till our vacation had finally hit zero and it was time to put our copious months of planning into action. Soon we were 755 miles away from our minute hometown of...Tags:
Africa is where life began. The deserts embody the hot forges of creation, the whole continent the fiery womb of the human race. My family and I recently journeyed back to this land of our species’ origin; more specifically, the country of Morocco. A ferry carried us across the Strait of Gibraltar...Tags:
The dank, frigid odor of the New York Underground flooded our senses as we stepped nervously onto the platform. Our train rumbled on into the black abyss, leaving the five of us glancing worriedly around the station. A handful of sodium vapor lamps breathed a dim yellow glow across the vast...Tags:
My very first trip to Colombia, S.A was unfortunately not for leisure, travel or any very joyous occasion. My mother's brother in-law's father had recently passed and we were all invited to attend the services in Colombia. Out of respect for my aunt and her husband, we decided to attend these...Tags:
After a very delayed four hour plane ride, I finally arrived in St. Paul, Minnesota to be welcomed by my older sister, Mary. As we exited the airport, I was overwhelmed by the early June humidity that seemed to cling to me with my every movement. I was disgusted and the car ride to Mary's apartment...Tags: