Many kids do not realize how life is out of the United States. I have experienced a completely new aspect of life outside of an American life into a third world country. Being able to stay there for half of the summer each year as taught me valuable characteristics. The culture experience I had in El Salvador has made me a humble individual, who has become more generous and a thankful person.
I grew up on a land where February is carnival month. Sunday is family day, and every day is as hot as the day before. Being the most Brazilian as someone can be, I was born surrounded the typical Brazilian stereotype and moving the U.S. at the age of 13 expanded my culture and values.
I have lived in two distinct communities: the first was the small town of Moraga in the East Bay area of California, the second, and my current residence, is the city of Stockton. The former, Moraga is the epitome of white picket fence suburbia, with friendly neighbors, a high ranking public school system, and a practically non-existent crime rate. Growing up in Moraga, I was able to receive a great education, roam the streets freely with friends, and never had to fear horrors, such as, gang violence, sporadic neighborhood shootings, or drug abuse. Sadly, when I moved to the latter, most of these horrors were apparent weekly, if not daily.
My grandfather asked me “Which one?” I respond “Let’s get this one”. Little did I know that guinea pig was my dinner. Guinea pigs or cuy are not pets but food in Ecuador.When I arrived at the airport it looked like any typical airport, but it felt as if I was in a different world. I remember seeing a whole bunch of random people at the airport. And then this whole group of people is crowding around me and it took me a while to put all the pieces together and I see my brother saying hi to everyone and then I realized holy cow this is my family. On the way to the car I was counting how many people were actually here and I had 6 uncle 's, 6 aunt 's, more than 15 cousins and 4 grandparents. I could not believe my eyes for the first time in eleven years I was with family. The first two weeks living in Ecuador was a challenge.
One day, on an early Thanksgiving morning, my family and I, drove out of Valdosta to a farm. Our goal, wasn't to buy a turkey but rather goats, chickens, and a rabbit. At first, what I saw were a big empty land of dirt, plowed and perhaps ready for the seeds to be planted. Out further, I could see the woods surrounding the land and a gathering of crows flying and dancing, with the sun high in the sky. There's also was a small wooden house and cluster of cages separated by a big metal fence. In the fence are goats of all different sizes and colors going from pure white to a mixture of brown, black, or grey, grazing on grass and resting peace fulling in the sun. The surrounding was quiet, even with all the animals in the cages, I could still
One day when I was in my trip to Dominican Republic I looked outside the window,mami can we go to that fish restaurant I said” yes we are going there. When we stop at the fish restaurant I saw maracas My mom, Step dad, baby brother and I were eating I asked the water are those maracas for free no there only for 30$.Can I have those maracas please ok. When the food came I was playing with the maracas, my mom said stop you almost woke the baby up you can play with that when we get home eat your food ok.I said to myself this food is amazing. We all had a good time at the fish restaurant I hope we can come next time the end.
When living in Canton Salchei I was living alone with my son Domingo Eliseo Vargas Perez. His father Diego Vargas Raymundo left our family about a year ago to go with another women. I did not know the women personally or her name. I just knew that she lived close to us. He village was close to where I lived with my family. When going to my village I would have to walk through the the women 's village. One day as I was walking to get home I saw of group of women standing there talking. Diego 's partner was standing there and as she saw that I was passing by she turned around and told me that she was going to kill me because she did not like me. She wanted to form a family with Diego and she thought that I was getting in the way of that. I
White, soft, sand beneath my feet. A slight breeze kisses my heated skin gently as the crystal waves flow methodically in and out, in and out. I had wished, begged, and pleaded for a white Christmas this year, but this is not what I had hoped for. At least my family is all together. Another Christmas, another strange and exciting place filled with culture and buzzing with activity. New people, new sights, new foods and smells, an old tradition of a family holiday blending seamlessly with a new experience. Puerta Vallarta, Mexico. My parents had been scrimping and saving, working and slaving just to afford this week of relaxation and family bonding, as they do every year.
I was in my freshman year the time that I traveled to Managua, Nicaragua. What attracted my attention was the culture and language barrier, a seemingly unbreakable facade that held incredible stories and experiences behind its imposing wall. The thought that I could hear these experiences and learn from them gave me a reason to connect with these boys and pour out my heart to them. After a week of constant twenty-four interaction, the wall crumbled and I had an experience I will never forget
Alexis is a Salvadorian guy with many big dreams like hundreds of people. I interview him and the reason because I did it , is for we know more about him. He told me about his personal life and his wonderful family. In the same way I will mention about his favorites hobbies and his favorite food. Also I tell you the activities that he likes to do. On the other hand I asked him about his weakness and than thing does to make feel him afraid. In final analysis I will tell you about the places that he would like to visit and the reasons of those.
Servite is a great opportunity to completely form your entire life coming upon you. You must pay attention to your surroundings because if your blink, something can be gone just like that. Once I complete my four years at Servite, plus another proceeding year, I have big things planned. It all starts with a dream.
I was born in a Uruguayan family, and it couldn’t be any better. Both my mother and father were born and raised in Uruguay, and didn’t come to the United States until they were 21. For them, it wasn’t a normal stroll through the park, they had to face many challenges. My parents chose to pack up their things and leave their families behind to start a new chapter. Being a part of a Uruguayan family is such an incredible thing. Everything is different compared to the American lifestyle. Uruguay is such a unique country, where some people don’t even know it exists.
I felt a grumble in my stomach, and then in a split second my Frosted Flakes flew out of my mouth like a tsunami. This is what it was like for me throughout my flight down to Belize, and even two days into the trip. Belize was a breathtaking trip that was very impelling to me. We did numerous activities, like ride horses, and open Coconuts.
I have lived in the suburbs of Philadelphia my entire life, but have lived in three different setting. My first eighteen months were in an apartment, I have no memories of my time there, actually I may, it's hard to figure out what is real and what is from pictures when you are so young. Since then I have lived in two houses in Paoli. Paoli offers serenity, commerce, farmland, and most importantly my family. I am extremely fortunate to have had a compassionate family that has stayed together my whole
Malaga is a well-known Andalusian city and is also one of the oldest cities in the world. Each year thousands of tourist arrive to visit its Gothic Cathedral, museums, beaches, modern port and urban traditional bars. In fact, Malaga is considered as the main economic and touristic centre of southern Spain with the history about almost three thousand years. Moreover, thanks to its Mediterranean climate with an average of more than 300 days of sunshine, this city is highly recommended for holidays and vacations even during the winter.