China 2012

Website for the PDS trip to China!

June 18, 2012
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Shopping in Beijing

We woke up to another hot day in Beijing. With plans on going to the Panjiayuan Flea Market and the Silk Market, we brought sunscreen, sunglasses, and put our bargaining hats on. After some training on Wan Fu Jing Street, … Continue reading

June 17, 2012
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Travel Day: Xian

We will be traveling tonight to Xian and won’t likely have internet access for 36 hours or so. Look for blog updates later!

June 17, 2012
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Beijing Attractions

After a quick breakfast and Wi-Fi session in the hotel lobby, we began our day with a trip to the Great Wall of China. Needless to say, it was pretty awesome, despite the heat and steep inclines. The view from … Continue reading

June 15, 2012
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Behai Boat Ride

Before supper, we made a stop at beautiful Behai Park and some of the more adventurous spirits took a boat ride!

June 15, 2012
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Lama Temple & Confucian Academy

After the Forbidden City, we went had a great lunch and were fueled and ready to make our next stop at the Llama Temple. We learned that this temple is the largest Buddhist Temple in China. We also learned that … Continue reading

June 15, 2012
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Tiananmen & the Forbidden City

  After arriving in Beijing late last night, some of us went to Wangfujing Street to bargain and take in the culture.  However, it wasn’t until we reached the Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City that it truly hit me: … Continue reading

June 15, 2012
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First Impressions: Part 2

  When I arrived in the Beijing airport, I have to admit that it was not at all what I expected. Everything that I’ve ever seen of China via photographs or videos, or even the news, has been crowds upon … Continue reading

June 15, 2012
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First Impressions

First impressions of China came pretty quickly. Everything seemed modern, innovative and clean in the airport. It was quite empty, which was relieving for me. I was exhausted, and I just wanted to sleep. But we had a whole adventure … Continue reading