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Today was our last day in Beijing and we left with mixed feelings, sad to be leaving such a great city with more to explore but also excited to go out an explore Xi'an. The train station was bustling and we had to ensure we got on the train first so we would have room for our bags. We were successful because of Wyman and Vivienne who are both every …
Saturday began with an enjoyable breakfast in the hotel before we headed to the city wall so we could cycle around its 14km length. The wall itself is an impressive structure, built in 8 years in 1370. It was a real delight to cycle around and feel like you were getting some exercise. The marathon is held here with runners completing 3 cycles of …
... to master. No matter how hard we try to become masters of our own destiny and to control fate, sometimes it just is what it is. My family back home will be glad to here this! I love and miss you all and cannot wait to see you!
We started the trip as 22 strangers, but have become a close knit unit, kind of like an eccentric family. It's hard to believe that in a few short days we will be saying goodbye to our Chinese families and returning to our own family ...
... from 4 YEARS OLD TO 12 YEARS OLD! its a nightmare of chaos and usually about a solid hour of just yelling and showing pictures...so minus the ppt = minus the pictures (the pleasant part) and just lost of yelling!
BUT silly-me i should have learned by now that due to China-scheduling-policies..."ten minutes early over" means you should intend to start ten minutes early!
so when i was actually 5 minutes late finding the room (OK I got a little lost my B!) I was actually ...
The house itself is rented by David Zou, who runs the volunteer organization here in Xi'an. In addition, he works a night job with the U.S. company, Applied Materials, in the marketing department. I would say that David is perhaps 28 and brought his mother, known as 'Mom' to cook and clean for the volunteers… also, his father is here to help out, tho his role is much less clear. Ah, and the house... the volunteers stay on the top two floors of a 7 ...