Personal Narrative: My Trip To Barcelona

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This past summer my family and I took a trip to Barcelona. We were all looking forward to going because we had never been. When we arrived, we settled into our hotel and decided to take a walk around the city. A main road near where we were staying had a lot of kiosks, which looked interesting. We strolled down the road, when suddenly we heard screams and a loud roar from behind us. We all turned around and immediately saw a big white van driving towards us. We all jumped out of the way and ran into a hotel. Everything happened in a blur, but at that moment I realized that I had just lived through a terrorist attack.
We were in the hotel, waiting for about six hours, when we were finally allowed to go. Eventually we made it back to our hotel
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My brother has been going there since 9th grade and says great things about it. When I told my parents I wanted to apply, they were very pleased. They signed me up for the ISEE in early November, and I didn’t do as well as I thought I would. When I received my scores I thought there’s no way I’ll make it in now. But I saw how this is what I learned from hockey and Barcelona. I wanted to do better on the test and I knew I could. I talked to my parents about taking the test again. They signed me up for January 6th, and from that day on I worked as hard as I could. I was prepared to retake and nail this test. But, on New Years Day, I woke up with a bad stomach ache. It grew bigger until the point where I could barely move. My Dad took me into the Emergency Room and the doctors told me I had appendicitis. Looking back on that day, I was scared out of my mind. But when the time came to have my surgery, I didn’t panic or freak out. I stayed calm and got through it. I was then hospitalized for another 3 days and was in no shape to take a test. I felt a rush of thoughts go through my mind. But it was clear that I was going to apply anyway, even though I was thinking about giving up again. But what I learned was that I just have to push forward and keep on
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