Pompei's Journey

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When I was twelve years old, I received an opportunity of a lifetime. In the mail was a letter from an organization called People to People. The letter contained an invitation to join kids from across California to travel to Italy, Sicily, and Greece, as a student ambassador. After consulting with my parents and fundraising over two thousand dollars, I was able to go. On the first day of the nineteen day trip, we landed in Rome, Italy. It was as if my seventh grade textbook had come to life, and there before me was the massive Roman Coliseum. But that was only the beginning of my journey. I walked through underground catacombs, planted trees on Mount Vesuvius, visited the remains of Pompeii, picked fruit on a Sicilian farm, hiked to the top
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