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About 3 months ago I went on a trip with my mother to the city that I want to live in when I graduate high school, New York City. I went on a bus trip with my mother and my godmother. For the whole 3 Ã‚½ hours to get there I just looked out the window at all of the country and open fields and knew...Tags:
Secluded out in the middle of the ocean, just off the coast of Florida awaits white beaches, unimaginably clear ocean water, and the atmosphere of the perfect island getaway. Never without a refreshing feel to the air, Paradise Island, Bahamas is a wonderful vacation destination. Although my...Tags:
From the thirtieth of July to the seventeenth of August 2009, I was in Turkey, or more accurately the city of Istanbul. My mom’s childhood friend Orhun Ã‡avdar founded an art museum. Half of my time there was spent working there alongside his son Yunus. The other half was spent on a boat trip in...Tags:
My trip to Brazil began on June 14, 2012. It had been four years since I last been to Progresso, Brazil. This year I went on the trip with my aunt, uncle, and two cousins. It was quite a hassle because one of my cousins is a baby, and if anybody who has traveled with a baby knows it is...Tags:
Any tourist would be thrilled to experience the beauty of the floating markets, the gleaming reflection of the sun against the ocean, and the various delicacies sold along the streets. As for myself, my trip to Thailand began as a rough one. I was greeted by the humid air rubbing against my skin...Tags:
Born and raised in Vermont, I have experienced the splendor of the Green Mountain’s five seasons: spring, summer, fall, winter and mud. Whether the trees are covered in piercing green leaves teasing summer to come or lightly covered with the most recent shimmery, white snow fall, there is always...Tags:
I was naive. I was sheltered. I was ignorant and innocent. My trip to Tracy, California opened my eyes to a new kind of people. These were people that I thought that I knew. They weren't the kids in my Sunday School class. They weren't the kids in the secluded halls of junior high. They weren't the...Tags:
When I boarded the plane that would be transporting our mission team to Dakar, Senegal, I knew that I was temporarily kissing the comforts of America goodbye. Little did I understand what it meant to be journeying miles away from any fragment of familiar culture. The entire eight hours of the...Tags:
Comprising one-seventh of the world's greatest wonders, the Grand Canyon offers tourists grandiose views, blistering temperatures, and precipitous drops. For years, my mother's desire was to visit this humongous hole, and the summer of 2006 summoned. Obsessively, my mother forced us, the non Grand...Tags:
I stared in stubborn disbelief as the last bar of life drained from my China Telecom mobile phone and, in spite of my furiously tapping fingers, its screen faded to black. At this moment I realized the bleakness of my situation. I was effectively alone, in a maze, surrounded by Chinese people...Tags: