My Second Home

By Cynthia Andary

Lebanon is a Middle Eastern country in Western Asia. It is home to roughly 6 million people. I consider Lebanon to be a second home because I have been vacationing there since I was a newborn. Both my parents were born and raised there and they made it a goal to teach me and my brother Lebanese and surround us with our culture. My brother and I are now fluent speakers, which makes our visits more enjoyable. After three years of not visiting due to Covid, I went for a month this past summer with my mom. I spent a lot of time at the beach in the beautiful warm Mediterranean sea, I hung out with family, made friends, went shopping, ate at my favorite restaurants, and much more. Although Lebanon is 6,000 miles away and I don’t get to see my family as much as I would like, I have always maintained a relationship with them by texting and calling so when we see each other it is like no time has passed. Overall, the time I spent in Lebanon is the most memorable.