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  • 3 Skyscrapers of Shanghai, Representing 3 Kitchen Appliances

    Good morning Shanghai, my second home. The scattered rays of sunlight that manage to penetrate through the thick smog don't quite do justice to the city, a place better clothed in the sexy black of the night. However, one of the best ways to spend the day in Shanghai is indoors, in one of our...

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    Back in the summer of 2006, I traveled to France with my sister, Michelle, and my father, Eric. This trip changed the way that I viewed different cultures. I was able to speak a little French when I was there because I had one year of French class under my belt. My family stayed in a quaint hotel...

    Tags: Europe
  • chandler-Italy_Trip

    As the saying goes, “Rome was not built in a day.” Therefore, being able to explore all of Rome and its treasures in a day alone is a highly impossible feat. To make this equation more difficult, add a barely walking 67-year-old grandma, a history buff father, a just turned 40, take charge mom, a...

  • Candles flicker over hand written notes and drawings in honor of the victims

    Travel is the insane desire to become lost. Lost in a culture, a language, lost in ourselves. And when I decided to study abroad for a year, I was completely unaware of how my world would change, of how the experience was as much about understanding humanity, as it was discovering France. When...

  • guards

    I did it! I did it! I convinced my parents to send their fifteen year old daughter to Europe! I couldn't believe it!  It was all really happening; the luggage, the tickets, the passport, I was on my way to England, France, and Italy with my drama troupe!  I lay in bed all night awake, practically...

    Tags: Europe
  • italy_positano_mandara

     My vacation to Positano, Italy, was more than merely a good time. On the rocky shore of the Mediterranean’s turquoise blue water, I learned whom my family was, and in turn, who I was. This shore had sheltered the hopes of my Nonna, whom as a thirteen-year- old girl, looked out her window to the...

    Tags: Europe, Italy
  • 2012-03-31_06

    Inside, the bus was complete chaos. My classmates, thrown into some unusual blend of unrestrained excitement and absolute terror, were screaming, hanging onto their friends for dear life, or demanding last-minute advice from the French teachers. Observing this chaotic scene, I couldn't help...

  • Sacré-Coeur Basilica

    The French culture has always been present in my life. My fascination stems from childhood; family members and friends constantly told me that the French culture was refined, the people were sophisticated, and that the cuisine was exquisite. Naturally, I began to form romantic views of France; I...

  • hsieh_andrew_1

    I'd always lived in California. I'd never been anywhere else -- not even out of state! -- and I can't imagine living anywhere else. This, I suppose, is exactly why my mother intended to visit her native Taiwan this summer -- and drag my brother and me along. I abruptly fainted. I'll say it right...

    Tags: Asia
  • 1178410-View_of_the_city-Hermosillo

    Traveling experiences have fascinated many individuals around the world. In 2007-2008, the family and I went to Mexico in which we have not visited in eight years, as a family. Many of us were thinking, how would they react when we arrive? Would they notice us? What are we going to do when we get...

    Tags: Caribbean

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