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International students end up vacationing in wrong town

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(KNWA) - Two girls packed their bags and hopped on a plane for a holiday trip, but where they landed was not exactly what they had planned.

"It's a beautiful place. We never would think of us spending three weeks here. A lot of people are like, 'What are you doing in Fayetteville, it's three weeks,' but we're enjoying it here. It's so pretty... Just random people we meet on streets, they've been very nice to us... The culture is wonderful here."

Cassie Yuan and Florence Tesha are exploring and embracing everything Fayetteville, Arkansas has to offer step by step, street by street and picture by picture. Cassie is from China and Florence is from Tanzania. Both ladies are freshmen at Duke University, but spending this holiday season in Arkansas was not intentional.

"We both couldn't go back home for Christmas so we thought we should do something for fun," said Florence.

"Her family friend booked us a trip to Fayetteville, North Carolina but accidentally we ended up here for three weeks. We love it here," said Cassie.

Instead of finding the next flight to their original destination, the two decided to take on the city.

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