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I'm two weeks away from a trip I've been looking forward to for nearly four months. I feel like there's more I need to do, but I can't think of what it may be.
Needless to say, I'm excited, yet oddly calm. I think it will be interesting to see how the students will take to me, as an American-Chinese. Sitting here in the U.S. I feel very " …
... then hurried in sand. The result today is that sadly every single warrior was broken, and as they are dug up they are being put back together again - painstakingly - and then repositioned in the trenches.... the worlds largest jigsaw we think. The warriors are actually found in three different pits, a foot soldier and chariot pit which is the largest, a pit which also includes archers and finally a command centre pit where they found generals and soldiers positions in ...
Each day for class I have to write a journal. Sometimes there are prompts, sometimes there aren't. These are basically what I wrote in my journal. (Except in English and with random additions as I feel like.) Day 1. Today for class I had to ask a Xian person "Xian's culture has what special characteristics?" I asked five people, but only one gave me an answer. After he told me his answer, he also wrote it down, but it was hard to ...
... the Muslin quarter, there are many food stores as well as small vendors that specialize in selling their own foods. Even though eating street food has a considerable amount of risk involved for ones health, Hannah and I decided that it was worth the risk. We never got sick from any of the foods we tried and enjoyed eating all of them! We tried anything from seasoned/grilled tofu, fried banana, grilled quail eggs, fried persimmon mochi, steamed bread, bao ...
... be the pattern that plays out because I am so unable to comfortably control events here in this totally foreign place that I can be either a helpless child or a rock star. But again, the reason I love this volunteering stuff is that I get to experience feelings and things that are so often beyond my previous experiences… scary and uncomfortable very often, but so very often, when I look back, it is what makes these trips so, so incredible.
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