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A very different summer vacation

When I was thirteen years old, I took a trip that changed my life.   After a summer spent constructing awkward Spanish phrases I was ready to board the plane to Nicaragua. A beautiful country, Nicaragua...

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My amazing trip to China

My trip to China was amazing. I miss China even more now than I did the day I had to leave. I was able to visit 6 different cities, Beijing, Xi'an, Guilin, Shanghai, Wuzhen, and Hangzhou. Shanghai was...

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Christmas in Italy—10 Days of History, Art, & Culture

There I stood, a child of just 13, gazing up at Michelangelo’s majestic David, still not believing I was actually in Italy. As I glanced around the room, I couldn’t recognize any other works...

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Painting Walls Of A Dining Hall

There is a difference between a vacation and a trip.  A vacation often involves actions such as sipping or lounging.  Trips are a little more heavy-duty--sightseeing, discovering.  Both...

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My Alaskan Expedition

It is cold, there are mountains surrounding me, the sky is overcast, yet the sun seems unaware that it is after midnight; this is Alaska in the summer.  Two years ago my family decided to take...

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An Afternoon at St. Peter’s

I happily pulled a less-than-ideal-in-100-degree-weather black cardigan over my shoulders and gazed up 450 feet to the world famous dome of

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Not Quite as Expected… 100 Times Better

I thought I knew what I was signing up for: an AFS Intercultural Programs exchange to Brazil for a year. I would pick up Portuguese within a few months, bask on the beach everyday while sipping tropical...

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OHSET State Trip

Hey everyone! I am from Elmira, Oregon and am heading up to Redmond in a couple of minutes. That means I have sit in the truck for three hours. And listen to my mom and a couple of her friends talk, boring....

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Journey to Nicaragua

During the summer, I discovered a lot about my father's homeland of Nicaragua. As a teen, my father and his family barely escaped the Sandinista Rebels, sadly leaving...

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India 2010: Family, Food, Fun, Fantastic and Family…Again

I could start this essay the ol' fashioned way. You know "the days were hot, the nights were cold," yada, yada, yada. The days were hot and the nights were hot but not as hot. What would you...

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