My Life in the U.S. Is Different from Life in Honduras

Elsa Reyes (left) with her friend ather school in Honduras.

     My country is Honduras. It’s a great country in Central America. It’s a beautiful country. It’s peaceful and friendly in the town I lived in.
The food is great and it tastes delicious. We mostly eat rice, tortillas, beans, chicken, and plantains. But there is food in Honduras that is very similar to the food in the United States. There are restaurants that are very similar also like Burger King and McDonalds.
     The people in Honduras are very calm and are friendly on the street and at your home. There is less violence and fewer harmful people back in my country. There are some that are poor, but they are good people. There are many people who are willing to help in your time of need.
     The jobs in Honduras are exiting. You could do just about any kind of job in Honduras. Here there are many people on the streets because they are looking for jobs. In my country there are fewer people who are jobless than there are in the United States.
     At my school in my country, we would leave early in the morning. Then we would go back home at 12-1.Then we would go back to school from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. Here at Blair, I would normally leave home at 6:40 a.m. and come back around 2:30 p.m.
     The students here are very different from the students in my school country. There is more violence here than my school Jose Maria Medina. In Honduras, the students would not fight too often. Here they fight for almost the littlest thing.
     There are many intelligent students, and teachers in Honduras. The education in Honduras is very helpful and they teach it very well and seriously. With the right tools and language, learning in Honduras was very easy and is much different than the education here in the U.S. It is very different because here in the U.S, we need IDs to get on buses for free. But in Honduras we walked home. We had uniforms in Honduras, too. Also we eat lunch at school here in the U.S but in Honduras we go home and eat at our houses and take a break.
     Before I came to the U.S., I had long hair and I played basketball a lot. I really didn’t eat so I was very skinny. I spent a lot of time with my family. I cooked and took care of my younger cousins. Now I have short hair and I don’t play basketball very much. I also don’t spend a lot of time with my family.

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