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Winning essays: Travel & places

Posted: February 10, 2009 1:10 a.m.
Updated: February 10, 2009 4:30 a.m.
 
First Place
If I could visit any country in the world I would go to Ireland. The reason why I would go to Ireland is because Ireland is where some of my ancestors came from. It also seems very exciting and interesting. I would go during St. Patrick's Day to see how they celebrate it. There's probably lots of four-leaf clovers and maybe even leprechauns with rainbows of gold. I would start a collection of both four-leaf clovers and gold, if they are even there. All of the most expensive restaurants would be paid by the gold that I would collect. I would even buy a thousand dollar sculpture that was a treasure long ago. Then I would put it in the most special place I would think of. I bet you $1,000,000 that I would never forget the fun times in Ireland. Someday, when I'm older I know I'll go there.
Kate Zeile
Grade 4
Charles Helmers Elementary

Second Place
Pharaoh's, mummies, pyramids, temples and Gods! All in the one place I want to be ... Egypt. I would love to be there and learn their history. Egyptian's have a language too. Their writing is like symbols but they're called hieroglyphics.
Although it may be hot and very dry, I would like to go anyway. Egyptians love music they played the harp, flute and the lute. They also would play a tine rattle called a sistra. I love Egypt and hope I can take a visit there someday.
Abby Day
Grade 5
Charles Helmers Elementary

Third Place
If I could go to any country in the world it would be Japan. Japan is a country surrounded by water.
The reasons why I want to go to Japan is because sushi is my favorite food. I could have so much albacore and admami. To bad there would be no California rolls.
Japan is also a very beautiful country. There are so many flowers and trees there. Japan would be awesome!
Jared Brosnan
Grade 5
Charles Helmers Elementary

If I could go visit any country I would visit France. Their are lots of reasons why I would visit France. The first reason why I would visit France is because I would want to see the Eiffel Tower. When I read books about France, the Eiffel Tower looks so tall. I think it's one of the tallest towers in the world!
One other reason why I would like to visit France is because Paris is its capital. Paris is one of the biggest cities in Europe. Paris has one of the world's largest museums called Louvre. I have seen pictures and it's beautiful. That is why I would like to go to France
Jake Bruno
Grade 4
Charles Helmers Elementary

I would visit Africa because there are people that live there so I would like to learn about their culture. The people there live in a tribe called Ghana. They play music, too. Their music isn't the states music, but they do have drums. They have bells too, but they're named Goncobe. They eat and have different clothes and food. They dance differently, too. That's why I would like to visit Ghana.
Cody Bums
Grade 6
Charles Helmers Elementary

I would want to go to Japan. It's because I'm Japanese and I think it's a fun place to be since you know. I want to feel what it's like to be Japanese and go to Japan. Also in "Grandfathers Journey" in the picture it looks as if it's a silent garden that's huge. One day when I'm 24 I'm going to Japan and explore it.
Nick Esmond
Grade 4
Charles Helmers Elementary

If I could visit any country in the world, I would visit Canada because it snows and I like the snow. It is also cold in Canada, so it rains a lot. That is awesome. Canada is cold, it snows, and it rains. Everything I like! I am going to go right now!
Jackson Bright
Grade 4
Charles Helmers Elementary

If I could go to any country, I would go to China because it's where I was born until my parents (the ones I have now) adopted me when I was nine months old. My parents and I are saving up to go to China when I'm 16. I can't wait until I'm 16 when I'll go to China.
Mimi Mason
Grade 4
Charles Helmers Elementary

If I could visit any country in the world, I would probably visit Canada. I've heard a lot of good things about their bacon, and I'm drying to try it. I'm also wondering if they have any food that I don't know anything about. It seems like all the food I don't know about comes from Canada.
The second reason I want to go to Canada is because of the snow and the people. I've also heard that the people are very nice and one U.S. dollar is worth two Canadian dollars. I don't think I've ever been in snow, and I want to. Now that I'm writing about it, Canada seems even better.
Jonathan Schallert
Grade 5
Charles Helmers Elementary

If I could visit any country in the world it would be China because my mom was born there and people say that it is very pretty and very fun. I would probably have to wear the clothes they wear and I would get a souvenir there. I would have so much fun.
Nikol Popov
Grade 4
Charles Helmers Elementary

I will visit Italy because it has my name and they give out good food. And I will go to Africa because they like to dance and I like to dance. And because I like their houses and their neighborhood. And I want to see if France is ruling Africa. And I want to learn the language.
Milan Taylor
Grade 4
Charles Helmers Elementary

If I could go to any country in the world I would go to Egypt. There three things I would like to see are the Nile River, the Abu Simbel, and an ancient tomb. If I am lucky enough I would like to meet a Pharaoh (see his/her tomb).
One of the reasons why I would like to go to Egypt is so I could see the Nile River. I think the Nile River is cool because it is the biggest river in the world! I also think the Nile River is cool because it can be called Victoria Nile. You can also sail on the Nile River on a felucca.
My second reason is to see the Abu Simbel. It was built by Ramasee's the Great. It is also one of Egypt's most recognized monuments. Next I'll talk about the ancient tomb in the Valley of Kings. This is where you can find Tuttin Commons' Tomb. Exploring the great treasures of Egypt would be a trip I would never forget.
Brent Owens
Grade 5
Charles Helmers Elementary

If I could go to any country in the world I would go to Australia. There are many reasons for why I would go to Australia. First, I would go to see all of the wild life like kangaroos, koalas, and platypuses. Another reason is because I would love to see The Great Barrier Reef.
Australia is a place where many animals live. Animals like dingoes and zebras live there. Basically, Australia is a beautiful place where you can see many wonderful things and that is why I want to go there.
Erica Pananz
Grade 5
Charles Helmers Elementary

If I could visit any country in the world I would visit Italy. Italy is a beautiful and wonderful place to visit. The Colosseum is located in Italy. Another fact about Italy is it is the home of the leaning tower of Pisa.
I want to go to Italy because I want to walk around the Colosseum to see what it really looks like. I would like to taste their pizza and pastas. I want to walk around and through the leaning tower of Pisa. As you can see Italy is a wonderful place.
Andrew Wiggins
Grade 5
Charles Helmers Elementary

If I could go to any country I would go to Mexico. I would go to Mexico because it is pretty close to where I live. Also it sounds like a fun place to go. I could learn a little bit of Spanish if I went there.
I also like that they have a lot of beaches because I love to go swimming. I also like Mexican food, too. I would go to Baha California because I heard it's the best place in Mexico. That where I would go.
In conclusion I would go to Mexico because it has great beaches and wonderful food.
Ally Spencer
Grade 5
Charles Helmers Elementary

If I could go to any country in the world it would be Spain! I've always wanted to go to Spain. Museums, sites, and lots more I don't even know about.
My dad, brothers, and me are Spanish. So that really is the main reason I want to go. I want to see where I'm from. I really want to go to Spain.
I wonder what kind of food Spain has. I hope its really good! I hope its better than here. I'm not saying food here is bad but I just wonder what its like in Spain.
Janessa Romero
Grade 5
Charles Helmers Elementary


If I could visit any country in the world, I would visit England. I would visit England because of the 2012 Summer Olympics. To go to the Olympics is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
If I went to England, there are other things I would do besides watch the Olympics. I would go sight-seeing. I would like to see the Eiffel Tower. As well as sight-seeing, I would like to try the new foods such as stew. Yes England is the place to go.
Jack Leib
Grade 5
Charles Helmers Elementary

If I were to visit a place or country in the world, it would be the Philippines because I always wanted to see how long it would take to get to the Philippines from Valencia.
The real reason is because I wanted to see what a whole new place where there are different clothes, food, hairstyle, settings, and lots more. I would also want to see the whole difference between two places. So that is the place I want to go visit.
Nicole Jarel
Grade 5
Charles Helmers Elementary

I wish I could go to Australia. If I went I would go to all of the zoo's. I would bring all of my friends and family. I would ask about the country.
My brother went to Australia. He got to hold a koala! I want to do it too. He also got to pet a kangaroo. On his trip he got me a boxer kangaroo and a bridge teddy bear and an Australian jacket.
Brooke Dawson
Grade 5
Charles Helmers Elementary

If I could go to Tokyo I would want to see all there electronic stuff. Then I would see what their homes look like. I want to go here because it sounds awesome. I also want to learn their language.
If I went I wouldn't go for just a week. I would go for a month. If my mom said it's okay. I would try to communicate with them. Then I would try to make friends with them. I would also try their food. That's where and why I want to go to Tokyo.
Miles Schirra
Grade 5
Charles Helmers Elementary

If I could visit any country in the world I would visit Italy. I want to visit Italy because I like their food. It is so good. If I go there I would eat a lot. I like Italy's clothes too. Italy clothes are very expensive!
Italian hats are cool. Italy hats look like beanies or hats that artists wear on TV. In Italy they have beautiful places to go to. They have lots of entertainment going on. Italy is a amazing place to me.
Clair Escudera
Grade 5
Charles Helmers Elementary

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