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In an embarking journey through a Thailand, I experienced many traditions that are not common in the United States. Bangkok had a lot of skyscrapers, people, and traffic. I was surprised to witness people in long pants walking around in ninety-eight degree weather yapping on their...Tags:
Last summer, my family and I decided to take a flight to Hungary! However, the getting there part was ridiculous yet incredibly lucky and one of the best experiences of my life. Starting from the Detroit airport, our mission was to get to Europe by the next day, but because my aunt is cheap, she...Tags:
Our small bus inched down the busy dirt road, unable to weave through the traffic as the cars and motorcycles did. The passengers didn’t much care, each dozing off after an exhausting day of sightseeing in the Delhi heat. All, that is, except one who refused to miss a single moment of adventure....Tags:
Eleanor Roosevelt once said, "you gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do". To me, fear is one thing that always stops me from achieving what I want. This spring break, I...Tags:
The chirping birds behind me seemed to be begging for crumbs as I started on my second pastry. Just then, the omelets and hot cocoa emerged from the kitchen, heralded by the delicious aroma of freshly made food. After what seemed like an eternity of breakfast, I stood and walked across...Tags:
At first I tried to write this essay with the idea it would read like a brochure, and in the middle I would come to some sort of epiphany. I never really knew what I had learned from traveling to Spain aside from mastering the language until I started to write about it. It’s strange how...Tags:
"I can’t feel my arm!" I cried out to my cross country teammates, as we were on our way to Big Pine, California. The drive was taking hours from Norwalk, where we were all from; so to keep myself entertained, I had decided to attempt to fist pump for one hour without stopping. As it turned out,...Tags:
The idea of a two week college road trip seemed daunting to me at first, and as the date neared for my family to leave, I became increasingly anxious and apprehensive. The basic idea was to visit five colleges along the California coast in search of my “Holy Grail” university.Prior to departing, I...Tags:
The Ojai Valley is surrounded by mountains and hills and the small town lies among the orange and avocado orchards that surround it. Not too far to wake up for an early morning surf on the beaches of Ventura, but also able to ride up into the mountains to catch a gorgeous sunset with all...Tags:
It’s time to pick where you want to go on a vacation! Where should you go? The Bahamas, Caribbean, Costa Rica? The answer is none of these places; you should decide to book your vacation to Lilburn, Georgia. I know what you’re thinking, Why do I want to go Lilburn, Georgia? Well that’s a very...Tags: