Huashan Journal

David, Megan, Alex, and I continue on to Huashan for the infamous plank walk. This trip directly follows Inner Mongolia…

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Inner Mongolia Journal

This is the journal for my trip to Inner Mongolia. I traveled there with Megan, David, Alex, Emily, and Lucas. We spent one night in a yurt on the grasslands, and one day in the desert. While Inner Mongolia is considered a part of China, it is not a province…

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My Weird Rant About Doors

One of the main purposes of any study abroad is to observe and experience cultural differences. I’ve definitely been doing that, and trying to note them when I can. I’ve seen many strange and hard to explain things here in China, but I think the strangest, weirdest, and by far most annoying difference has to be doors…

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Leshan Journal

This was a trip I took to Leshan, a city near to Chengdu. We were there for two days. One the first we hiked a tremendously tall mountain, and on the second we saw a tremendously tall Buddha statue. I traveled with Alex and Mitch Lee, and (as usual) it was a blast…

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Huangshan Journal

Mt. Huangshan! This trip takes place two days after my Guilin trip. I thought that I would be super tired and a little stressed for this trip, since I was traveling again so soon, but it was the exact opposite. This was a sort of impromptu and unplanned trip…

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Guilin Journal

This is my trip to Guilin! Guilin is located in the southwestern part of China and is seated on the Li River. I was there for four days over the Qing Ming Festival Holiday and hiked so many mountains. It was a busy and tiring trip that left me sore and sunburnt and I wouldn’t have it any other way…

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Beijing Journal

This is my journal for my trip to Beijing, the capital of China. While there I saw the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, the Olympic Park, and the Summer Palace. It was a crazy busy half week and a ton of fun…

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