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Matthew’s intro

Hi everyone! As many of you know, my name is Matthew, and I’m going into the 9th grade at Nueva. In my free time, I like to play basketball, read, play video games, take photos and be outdoors. I am especially excited for the Thailand trip because I have never been to that part of Asia before. I hope that I will get to see many different aspects of Thai culture and eat a lot of Thai food!

When reading the Why We Travel essay the quote, “Travel in that sense guides us toward a better balance of wisdom and compassion — of seeing the world clearly, and yet feeling it truly. For seeing without feeling can obviously be uncaring; while feeling without seeing can be blind.” really spoke to me. In Thailand I hope to reflect, see and feel, exactly what this quote talks about. In my exploration, I too can see the world clearer.