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I gazed out the window as the United States Capitol came into view; I gasped as my dream of visiting Washington D.C. finally became a reality. I could also see the Washington Monument, an amazing tribute that I had seen in pictures and movies countless times, now standing stately before me. ...Tags:
It cost only three Euros to walk through the gold-laden doors. I held my breath as I stepped across the threshold, greatly anticipating what lay inside. As I thought about my now-empty pocket, I began to wonder whether one could even put a price on the opportunity to stand in the presence of such...Tags:
My brother and I took advantage of our dual citizenship to visit my mother’s family in Trinidad and Tobago. Beginning our journey in April we travelled all day before finally reaching the island. We don’t see my relatives from Tobago a lot, so spending time with family there became top priority...Tags:
Imagine yourself traveling to that one place that you have been dying to see for as long as you can remember, but have never gotten the chance to visit. Now, imagine yourself standing there. If you feel excited or exhilarated, you probably understand how I, along with many other young...Tags:
I pull aside the wispy ocean-colored curtains - the fabric seems weaved out of air stained green and blue - and open the window. Sunlight the color of custard cream streams in, rich yellow bathing the room with a heavenly glow. Nearly-invisible motes fall and rise on the white sheets and...Tags:
“Vamos al salto?” I was hesitant. As far as I could understand, Nolvin´s idea was to go to the river and jump around in the mud. But after thinking about it for a little while, I decided I would go. There wasn´t much else to do besides that in El Guabo, a town of 300 in the heart of Nicaragua, a...
Roaming around Washington DC with a school group doesn't exactly sound like an exotic or exciting trip such as traveling to Jamaica or Egypt. Obviously you have the chance to see where the president lives, where US currency is made, and where the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier rests. However, this...Tags:
I sit in St. Marco's square, at CafÃ© Quadri, and marvel at the tall milk glass. I pick it up to pour it into my coffee and the beads of condensation on the outside of the glass wet my hand. A waiter comes by and offers me a water pitcher. I thank him for doing so. I taste the bitter coffee...Tags:
Tất cả bắt đầu vớiIt all started with my dad, a war refugee from Vietnam. Ever since I was a little girl, I heard stories of “life back in Vietnam.” Stories that included mango trees in backyards and traffic made of motor scooters. It created a wanderlust, a curiosity, and need to learn about...Tags:
When I first found out that I would be vacationing in Haiti, I had mixed emotions. Visiting exotic locations is one of my passions, but the idea of spending three weeks in isolated villages had me second guessing the trip’s initial appeal. However, the fact that I would be spending most of the...Tags: