Headed Back to Wuhan

Beijing – Day 4 It’s our last day in Beijing, and it’s been a lot of fun.  I am so thankful for Lana, Samuel and Fayfay that have showed us around the city for the last few days and made this trip so memorable for me. This morning we went to the Pearl Market where…

Summer Palace, here we come!

Beijing – Day 3 This afternoon we went to the Summer Palace.  It is like 600 acres or something.  At least that’s what the English speaking tour guide said as he was trying to convince us to buy a tour package service so he could show us all the “highlights”.  We politely refused and opted…

The Great Wall

Beijing – Day 3 Well we were all pretty pumped this morning when the bus picked us up at 8:00 am.  The drive took about two hours to reach the Great Wall, and guess what – It was pretty great!   When we arrived the sun was out but sunshine soon turned to rain, so…

Biking through Beijing

One of my very favorite parts of the trip was also one of the simplest.  Fayfay suggested we rent bikes and ride around the city.  It was a beautiful afternoon and we were able to tour out along one of the lakes and in a very old part of the city where the streets are…

The Forbidden City

Well I told you there would be another blog post coming out, so here it is. Day 2 – Beijing We started off the day by going to the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square.    Here is the front gate of the Forbidden City, you can see the giant painting of Mao directly behind me….

Beijing: Day 1

So my classes finished on Friday afternoon, and I am spending the next couple of days sight seeing. Honestly I had really mixed feelings about traveling at all, this past week I’ve been having a ‘China Moment” meaning I don’t want to do anything China. I didn’t want to see another thing in China, not…

Dragon Boat Festival – 端午节

Today was Dragon Boat Festival.  I’m not really sure what you are supposed to do for this festival… For me it just meant I had the day off from school and went out with some friends. Anna is a good friend who is a senior at my school and invited me out for a picnic and day…

The Father’s Providence

Ok ya’ll, this story almost gave me goosebumps, it’s just too cool not to tell you. So Sunday  my friend Britney decided she was going to join our Sunday morning gathering, that meets at the foreign teacher apartments on my campus.  Britney has never been to my school before, so once she got out of…