Monthly Archives: March 2016

Day 9 & 10

Day 9 and 10 It was so nice to get an extra hour or two of sleep last night.   We ate breakfast about 8:30 and left for our tour of Shanghai at 9 am.  Some students woke up earlier to … Continue reading

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Xi’an Day 7

Happy Easter everyone! We left Xi’An for Shanghai this Sunday morning.  We rode the Maglev, Shanghai’s speed train.  It went up to 350 km/hour, which is not as fast as its usual 450 km/hour during morning rush hour.  We visited … Continue reading

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Xi’An Day 6

On Saturday we visited the Terra Cotta Warriors.  This massive grave, found by a farmer in 1974, is considered the eighth wonder.  Commissioned by Emperor Qin Zhihuan from the Qin Dynasty,  the tomb housed 8,000 infantry clay soldiers made to … Continue reading

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Beijing- Xi’An Day 4

We are getting used to the time change by now!  We are now waking up an hour later then the previous day.  Some of us started waking up in the middle of dawn, now 5 am is about the norm! … Continue reading

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Beijing Day 3

Beijing Day 3 The weather has been good to us here in Beijing.  Clear skies, cool weather, and lots of sunshine, perfect for hiking the steep slopes of the Badaling section of the Great Wall of China.   The Great … Continue reading

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Beijing Day 2- Tuesday, March 22

Today we started the day with a visit to Tiananmen, the largest Square in this world.  From the center of the square we saw  Mao Zetong’s Mausoleum, the monument to China’s heroes, China’s Government headquarters, the Capital Museum, and the … Continue reading

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Greetings from Beijing

The World Languages Department started its first ever trip to China on Monday, March 21.  Ten amazing, dedicated, and daring students joined Mr. Corona and myself on this much awaited visit to Beijing, Xi’An, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.  All of … Continue reading

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