Africa

  •      I have spent the past twelve years of my life climbing the educational ladder in this country. Easier class to harder class. Lower grade to higher grade. Middle school to high school. I have learned much these past twelve years, and of course I am grateful for that, but never have I learned...

  •   It was just yesterday.... The sandy breeze sliding upon my face, in a city that has brought Vegas into the middle east as a second home. The sticky, moist heat dripping the sweat slowly down my face, as the sun shines upon a city that brings the fun into the person, instead of a person...

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  •   It was just yesterday.... The sandy breeze sliding upon my face, in a city that has brought Vegas into the middle east as a second home. The sticky, moist heat dripping the sweat slowly down my face, as the sun shines upon a city that brings the fun into the person, instead of a person...

    Tags: Africa
  • Early morning rays shine on mud-brick houses and the dirt road which weaves between them. Tin roofs glitter beneath pink and orange clouds, and green gardens are covered with droplets of dew. Everything is fresh after last night’s rain, and the packed earth still holds a smattering of puddles....

  • Nigeria, Africa, the motherland. Although I was born in America, my family is from Nigeria. I haven’t been to Nigeria since I was 6 years old, but I remember almost everything about my culture. Nigeria is located on the west Coast of Africa. It’s very humid and has high temperature because it’s...

  • As I stepped from the plane that had just carried me across two continents, three countries, and more time zones than my body could recognize, all I could think was, "My life will never be the same." It was night time, but I could see the dusty dirt floors that carpeted the country of Tanzania,...

  • Entering the city of Fes, Morocco is a sensation never forgotten by any traveler that passes through. Instantaneously, you are transported into a different world, a world that still operates under ancient rules bound by culture. The most rewarding view of the community is found in an interactive...

  • Community service has always played an important role in my life. From an early age, I have been dedicated to helping those in need. I volunteered at a preschool, a warehouse where food was being packaged for children worldwide, and many other places. I was raised with an understanding that it is...

  •       A pilgrimage is when an individual travels to a place that has major religious significance to that person.  In the Jewish religion, a pilgrim goes to Israel.  A pilgrim can be any size, religion, or age.  This time, I was the pilgrim, a taller than average twelve-year old Jewish boy...

  • I was anxious as I left my home for the airport. I didn’t know what to expect from my three month vacation to Kenya. I had gone on this trip to learn about my culture and understand about the place where I was born. I moved to the United States at a young age and wanted to regain what I had lost...

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