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Post-Patagoniando
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My second first impression of North America was something between coastal Brazil and a dollhouse. CNN was the scary monster that ruled the Miami airport at about 6:30 in the morning, with its perplexing Midwestern accents and mindless chatter... (more »)
Goodbye Great Britain; Namaste Nepal!
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Childsmile is a school-based charity celebrating its tenth anniversary since establishing at my secondary school- The City of Leicester College. Our vision is simple: improve the lives of the community in Nepal, taking particular focus on... (more »)
The Flies of Morgan Hill Summers
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The flies continued. They were vicious flies, wicked flies, undefeatable and hostile flies; they were a torment, a torture, terrible demons sent by the wrath of summer’s heat. They crawled into your ears and gathered at your lips and clung with... (more »)
The Writing Hall Of Fame
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8/12/14 Dear Literary Canon Board of Directors, I am writing this letter because I want to see Dr. Suess make the writing hall of fame. Even though he only wrote children books but the children books helped kids have a better future. The... (more »)
Unexpected Mistakes This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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“I think you take a left up here!” My best friend Abby and I turn onto a cobbled stone road, our crêpes in one hand and our cameras in the other. Tutor houses tower over us, guiding our path as we explore the streets of Alsace. Every passing... (more »)
The Time is the Time
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“Alright, guys; the time is the time,” informed our tour guide, Washy. Butterfly wings tickled my stomach as a wave of nerves washed over me. Up until this portion of our Peruvian tour, we had been participating in the typical pictures with... (more »)
Indian Stereotypes
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Let us assume you are all Indians. These are some rules you may have to follow. 1. Never cut your hair on a Tuesday. (This is because Indians call Tuesday as "Mangalavaram," which means "Barber's Day". Barbers do not... (more »)
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Nigeria
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It was 12:00pm on the 5st of March 2013 when I arrived in Nigeria. I shall not bore you with the details of the hustle and bustle of luggage packing and seat finding. Nor will I burden you with the details of my excruciatingly long flight and the... (more »)
Third Culture Kid
By , Ascot, United Kingdom
As I tried to think of how to describe what it’s like to be a Third Culture Kid, the only thing I could think of was to relate it to a roller coaster ride. No matter how many times I’ve moved, moving always comes with a series of mixed... (more »)
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Where the Waves Crash Against the Sand
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I am a student in the most beautiful city on the face of the planet, where the mountains reach the clouds and the setting sun kisses the ocean's gentle waves as they crash gracefully against the sand. I'm passionate about everything I... (more »)
You Creep Meow This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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They arrive in pairs. Husbands walk arm-in-arm with their wives, migrating through the congested parking lot filled with forty-year old, chrome plated vehicles reflecting mid-afternoon rays of sun that brighten and warm the fairgrounds. The... (more »)
The Sway of the Palms
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A trim Cuban native stands at the tip of his rowboat, one foot placed in front of the other for balance. He uses a long, wooden paddle to dip into the calm creek-water, passing billowy fronds hanging over and protecting an elderly woman from the... (more »)
Having Everything This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This work has won the Teen Ink contest in its category.
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I'm doing the backstroke through 50-­degree water. The cold prevents me from swimming for more than a few minutes at a time, and yet I wouldn't want to be anywhere else. My mom throws goggles from the boat, laughing at my insanity, as I get... (more »)
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“Londoners Be Cray”
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Yesterday afternoon, Albert, my mother, and I set off for the airport. Today, at noon we arrived in Heathrow England. After crawling through numerous lines, we made it out of the airport and set off to the motel. We had 18 hours in England, and we... (more »)
The Further Apart; The Stronger the Bond
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Sometimes people come into your life for a short amount of time and leave a longer mark on you than people you have known since pre-school. It's funny huh? How people can leave an imaginary stain on your new white shirt. That's how I... (more »)
To Serve with Love
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“Okay we should makan nasih now, yeah?” said one of my parents’ friends as he spoke softly in his Malaysian-Indian accent. Makan Nasih means ‘to eat’ in Bahasa. “So this people really want to serve you guys and they woke up at five in... (more »)
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