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Some people live their lives without a chance to see the country their parents and grandparents came from. Two years ago, my whole family went to Vietnam, the country of my ancestors. The tingly feeling of excitement and amazement still exists in me whenever I think about visiting. When I first stepped out of the plane into the burning hot weather, I thought the trip would be long, boring and hot. I didn't recognize my grandparents and uncle because I had never seen them before; they were both family and strangers. The longer I was there, theorem I enjoyed the stay. I be-came very fond of my two grandmothers, and loved talking about what my parents did when they were younger. The more time I spent with them, the more I knew I would miss them when it came time for me to go back to the United States. Besides my grandparents, I also loved to spend time with my cousins and uncles. Because they are close to my age, they knew exactly where to take me for fun. We went on boat rides, mountain climbing and to many parks and gardens. One of my favorite places was the fruit garden. For about two American dollars, you can eat all the fruit you want; it was fruit heaven. The fruit was weird, some I had never seen before. The oranges were green and tasted as sweet as a sugar cube. There was an odd-looking fruit - I never did find out its name - with an outer shell as red as blood, and lots of pointy soft needles sticking out. It looked like a mini-porcupine that knew how to roll up into a soccer ball. But once I broke the shell, the meat was juicy and sweet and I got addicted right away. I had an incredible time, and also realized how lucky I am to live in America. Although the country itself is magnificent, there are many poor and homeless people. The thing that was most heartbreaking was the enormous number of disabled Vietnamese, especially children begging for food or money. Looking through these people's eyes made me realize what I take for granted; I have many opportunities but am not putting them to use properly. Finally the last day in Vietnam arrived, and we had to part from our relatives. Though there were tears and sadness, we all knew that one day we will reunite and have more opportunities to discover one another. Two years have passed, and I still remember this trip like it was yesterday.
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My Trip Home Essay

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              Some people live their lives without a chance to see the country their parents and grandparents came from. Two years ago, my whole family went to Vietnam, the country of my ancestors. The tingly feeling of excitement and amazement still exists in me whenever I think about visiting.
             
              When I first stepped out of the plane into the burning hot weather, I thought the trip would be long, boring and hot. I didn't recognize my grandparents and uncle because I had never seen them before; they were both family and strangers. The longer I was there, theorem I enjoyed the stay. I be-came very fond of my two grandmothers, and loved talking about what my parents did when they were younger. The more time I spent with them, the more I knew I would miss them when it came time for me to go back to the United States.
             
              Besides my grandparents, I also loved to spend time with my cousins and uncles. Because they are close to my age, they knew exactly where to take me for fun. We went on boat rides, mountain climbing and to many parks and gardens.
             
              One of my favorite places was the fruit garden. For about two American dollars, you can eat all the fruit you want; it was fruit heaven. The fruit was weird, some I had never seen before. The oranges were green and tasted as sweet as a sugar cube. There was an odd-looking fruit - I never did find out its name - with an outer shell as red as blood, and lots of pointy soft needles sticking out. It looked like a mini-porcupine that knew how to roll up into a soccer ball. But once I broke the shell, the meat was juicy and sweet and I got addicted right away.
             
              I had an incredible time, and also realized how lucky I am to live in America. Although the country itself is magnificent, there are many poor and homeless people. The thing that was most heartbreaking was the enormous number of disabled Vietnamese, especially children begging for food or money. Looking through these people's eyes made me realize what I take for granted; I have many opportunities but am not putting them to use properly.
             
              Finally the last day in Vietnam arrived, and we had to part from our relatives. Though there were tears and sadness, we all knew that one day we will reunite and have more opportunities to discover one another. Two years have passed, and I still remember this trip like it was yesterday.
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