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... to wake up early to see the sunrise. Unfortunately I did not see much of a sunset and it was way too foggy to see anything at sunrise.
All things considered this could be my favorite mountain experience in China so far, but I do want to go back to Emei Shan and give it the time she deserves...3+ days.
It was not actually that cold at the summit but very windy. At sunset we ...
This will be our last day in Tai'an.
We spent the morning practicing for the afternoon ceremonies and students had a good last chance to hang out with their Chinese counterparts. While the morning was pretty low key the afternoon was anything but.
After our last school lunch (no more mystery meat sticks) and a afternoon rest (no more of those in America) we went back to ...
... and had dinner at the Pizza Hut at the mall. While the Pizza Hut offers fajitas and sushi, we decided to stick with the pepperoni pizza.
The night, our final one to really explore Tai'an, allowed us to casually walk down to the city square and make it to some last minutes shops. Tomorrow the kids will participate in the closing ceremonies and will have a final night in Tai'an.
Last night in a hotel ...
... short of a visual stimulation overload. There are people, stuff and deals everywhere. If you are looking for your fake purse this is the place to go. After that the teachers went to visit some elementary school kids who are learning English. It was very interesting to see the process of little ones learning a new language.
We went back to the hotel and welcomed all of our kids back and all went to bed after a long day.
Last day of classes tomorrow .....
... br> During the night the chaperones took the students down to the Artsy Mart, which is a row of small shops that have different gifts and items. Students are piling up the souvenirs. They are buying tea and other authentic Chinese gifts. And a fake pair of tennis shoes in there too.
Long day tomorrow ..... traveling to Confucius' hometown to visit his temple and mansion. ...