New additions to this part of the site:
People Comparison, a comparison of observations I have made
regarding people in Ecuador, Panama, Venezuela, and the Lesser Antilles
against what I remember of people back home. Then, when I went back to
Washington for a five-month "visit" I got another culture-shock at the
differences between "home" and people on boats/islands we've gone to - that led
to another comparison essay. And I also
realized that there's a required essay for 9th graders at EAS - a
reflection essay. Since my view is so unique to
the rest of EAS and, well, pretty much everyone, my parents decided that should
go on the site, too. All three of them are basically comparisons and my views of
While in the Marquesas, we went to a tattoo
museum, as the word tattoo originally came from Marquesian tatu. The
write-up is all about the traditional way of tattooing
in the Marquesas.
The Arriving in Merida,
Condor Andino, and
Teleférico pages are of our trip into inland
Venezuela - of the Andes and Merida state.
For more of my writing of what we have done, go to my Excursions
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