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One Exotic Island – Three Amazing Worlds of Indonesia

It's all about perspective – looking out from a temple across the ocean at sunset, walking crowded streets and hearing motorists whiz past, or breathing in sweet mountain air while watching the fog roll...

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India’s Hidden Secrets in the Midst of Wealth and Indigence

My journey to India was unlike any other. Europe and South America are in my blood, but Asia is a whole other creature, and India was simply chaotic. The car ride to the Halcyon Apartments in Koramangala...

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The Warring Polar Opposites of Palestine and Israel

After 9/11 many racial assumptions arose as people questioned others from Arab countries. Two summers ago I travelled to Ramallah, Palestine to learn more about my heritage. My mother and I flew to...

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A Home Across the Ocean

Family is the solid pillar in one's life, no matter how far away siblings and relatives might be.  As an immigrant who has lived in America for the past twelve years of my life, I have met many...

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A Trip to the Motherland

“Guys, guess what? We are going to Israel!  Yes, you heard it right, Israel!”  Those were my mother’s first words at the beginning of February of 2011, and she would not stop repeating...

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Changing Locations, Changing Perspective

Seven days -- not enough time to leave an impression on anyone, or I supposed. Lost in translation. I guess the phrase wouldn’t be an adequate way of describing it because I still speak the language....

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We Adopted My Sister

We adopted my sister, Maya, from India when she was one year old. As she grew up she asked questions about where she was from and what it was like there. My parents promised to take her to India when...

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Language Barriers

As a child, I never acknowledged my mom’s lack of developed English. In fact, I treated the anomaly as a game for my young self to decipher and put together, like pieces of a puzzle. It wasn’t...

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From One Home to Another

I've loved traveling since I was little and my mom and aunt took me to Colorado. My favorite road trip, however, is the one we take most summers from the panhandle of Florida, where we currently live,...

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The Land Of The Passionate People

Growing up with Nigerian parents and listening to them talk about their "home" all the time, I always wondered what it was like in Nigeria. Was is really that hot? Was it like America? Does my dad really...

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