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Howdy y'all! Welcome to the beginning of your fabulous vacation to San Antonio, Texas. Handily located in the southern United States of America on the Earth in Quadrant III of Universe B, San Antonio can't wait until you get here! I know what you're thinking. "But mysterious and wonderful travel...Tags:
During a grammar lesson on my second day at Keimei Academy, my class's English teacher called on me to answer a question. I looked up from my doodling to see her, staring sternly at me. Not knowing what to say - I hadn't expected to participate in class during my visit to a Japanese school -I...Tags:
Some would call it just another vacation away from home, but for me traveling to Costa Rica was an experience of a lifetime. My Spanish teacher was interested in promoting cultural awareness, and that is exactly what she introduced to us. From the beginning I knew this journey would be difficult,...Tags:
It was the Year of 2009, and my parents decided that we were going to spend the holidays in Durango, Mexico. Making this decision meant we agreed to have fun all day, every day. On the way there we saw many beautiful cities. It wasn’t like we thought. Usually what comes to mind when one hears the...Tags:
Traveling can have a huge impact on one's life. Having the ability to see another side of the world and leaving your comfort zone can make many precious memories to store within. It is an enormous accomplishment to see what others countries outside the United States have to offer. ...Tags:
Gracias: the word I uttered 500 times every day. Mucho gusto: the response I heard 500 times every day. These two phrases are the closest to my heart of all the phrases in the Spanish language. They might be simple, but they have the power to change a person’s life and, in this case, the person...Tags:
2nd Place 2009 FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship Ohm mani padme hom. Ohm mani padme hom. Ohm mani padme hom. Mantras sold on Kathmandu street corners. For 100 rupees, you can find enlightenment. Incense in my eyes and the fish stand smells rotten. Beautiful white temple, pristine in the rubble...Tags:
A trust walk was nothing knew to me, and so, when our leaders ordered us into a silent line, I closed my eyes and laid my hands on the shoulders in front of me, sweaty with the surreal Israeli heat. Whispers and giggles floated effortlessly into the mid-summer air, anxiously awaiting an unknown...Tags:
We were just a few tourists heading into the heart of Xianggelila in China, hoping to catch a glimpse of mao niu, or hairy cow (yak). The many rice paddies and crumbling stone houses blended into the background as our bus continued its way through the mountains. After an hour or two, the...Tags:
In April of 2010, I went with my school, Greater Atlanta Christian School, to Kenya, Africa for a mission trip. We partnered with 410 Bridge, an organization that takes groups over to villages in Africa. We were lucky enough to meet the beautiful people of Ngammba. Traveling with a group of 40...Tags: