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Into a Foreign Land

Finalist, 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

I grew up in just about the only farm in Taiwan. Everyday after school, the wind would carry the melodies of the school bell into my ears as I sprinted back home to play in the mud.

Author: Anonymous

Tags: Asia, Exploring

A Climb Up Mount Tai During Our Summer Vacation in China

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

The eighteen flights of precipitous, stone steps soar upwards, a 5000-foot ladder into the clouds. On overcast days the effect is eerie: just yards ahead, the path is hidden in swirling mist.

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An Unfortunate Christmas

On Christmas Day, my family visited my grand-uncle 'Chiook' (pronounced 'Chook') in Indonesia. He is the psychic medium of our family who performs exorcisms and predicts fortunes.

Author: Anonymous

Tags: Asia, Exploring

7,000 Miles Away But Right Next Door: My Trip to Beijing

Honorable Mention 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Orange, blue, red, yellow signs touting the taxi cabs, the restaurants, the money changing stations lined the airport terminal. The air, an acrid, foreign aroma filling my lungs, left me with an indecipherable wonderment at being 7,000 miles from home in the heart of a country I had only read about in the context of Mao, the "Little Red Book," and the Marco Polo Bridge Incident.

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Returning Home as a Stranger

I sat stiffly at the table full of adults. They chattered loudly, occasionally taking note of my presence, but more often, disregarding me as the foreign girl from America.

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Bombay or Bust!

Oh, Bombay! The spicy smell of chiken tikka from your roadside stalls, the hustle and honks of rickshaws on your streets, the towering posters of scantily clad actresses and dreamy actors slung on your buildings.

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2 Weeks, Many Centuries: My Trip to India

Over the past few years, books such as India Unbound and The World is Flat have flown of the shelves in open glorification of India's might as the 'world's new economic superpower' and the 'world's largest democracy.

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Pakistan

Finalist, 2007 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Another HomeMy trip to Pakistan was a long a-waited one; eight years in the making. After two days of traveling halfway across the world our plane landing felt almost unreal.

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Trip to China

Christmas is usually a time for family gatherings and present exchanging. For me, however, the holiday meant another time to be envious of all the happenings around me.

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Expedition To a New Me

Watching the sun set behind the snowcapped mountains, shading the valley below left me with an impression of absolute beauty. To say that the view from Eagle's Nest was breathtaking would be robbing it from its true wonder.

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