Kiwi Bird Encounter

The Kiwi – New Zealand’s national bird and an endangered species. There are five different species of the Kiwi, which all look like wingless chickens. However they’re quite a bit different. With an incubation period of 80 days, that’s a lot more than a chicken’s measly 21. The male is the one who incubates, instead […]

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The Routeburn Track

My mum voiced her interest in going on one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, which are said to be some of the most amazing walks in the world. After going, its sure hard to say they’re wrong. There were two plausible choicest for us: the Milford Sound track, or the Routeburn track. We chose the […]

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Great Barrier Reef

Yay! We took a day tour and went snorkeling on the Great Barrier Reef. It was amazing and eye-opening. We snorkeled at two places on the reef. The boat was a catamaran and it left at 08:20 and arrived at the reef around 10:00. Before going, I thought that the reef was right by the […]

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Japan Part 2

On my trip to Japan with LYSCO, and LYSCO’s Japanese counterpart YOCCA, we got the experience of going to school for three days. Which was an extraordinary opportunity. For starters its nothing (okay, well a little bit) like middle schools in the US or Canada. They do have school five days a week, and a […]

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Japan: Part 1

A couple of weeks ago 19 Livermore area students and I traveled to Japan on an exchange program with the Livermore Yotsukaido Sister City Organization (LYSCO). (oh, I almost forgot, there were also 17 chaperones/delegates too). Our sister city is Yotsukaido, in the Chiba Prefecture. For an easier frame of reference, it’s an hour east […]

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I am disappointed with souvenirs. The purchasing of souvenirs started out as a great idea, a way to remember something you did with a physical object. Now, they’re just something you buy on a trip and forget about the minute you come home. The word souvenir originated in France, around 1775 from the word subvenire, […]

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Biking in San Francisco

Biking is something that I enjoy a lot. I believe that it’s a great way to be outside, like you’re on a hike, but you get to see more because you’re going at a faster pace. Recently, my parents and I went biking in San Francisco and I found it dissimilar to what I’m used […]

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