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Travel Blogs from Hengyang
For my last adventure of the week, I decided to go to the Taoist mountain of "fire". There are five for all the earth's elements and the one in my province happens to be the one that is governed by a "fire keeper" guy.
I couldn't get out of bed early enough, so by the time I made it to Hengshan, I had to take the minibus up to the summit. Luckily there was ...
... I can think of nothing but gyro sandwiches and
watching Netflix on my couch right now and feeling a bit depressed at the
thought of not going home! So trying to stay busy with this blog…only time will
But HOPEFULLY Thursday has quite a long trip in store for
us!...36 hour days ha- Changsha- Knoxville in less than 24 hours? Strange but
Wish me luck and here’s to seeing you readers in person in a
few days! (triple gulp!) ...
I was just told/found out I have 30 minutes of wifi! Whatevs…ready to get this **** in gear!
Off to Zhejiang!
Do NOT try to give oral exams right before GaoKao…OMG the fireworks today as the little senior 3s trail off for this long-anticipated and intensely feared exam!
Ps- all Chinese students seem to think you pronounce it “knowledge-E”…nope ha. Just no. ...
... in the form of snickers and Pepsi- we were off for our hike late that afternoon.
The plan was to get up to the summit, camp overnight, see the sunrise and have a leisurely day to explore and descend the next day ha…hahahahahaha!...
Ok so- firstly it took about twice the time I had though for our team to get up…and NOT to the summit but to a decent enough resting place ha. Admittedly, it got darker earlier than I had factored due to the OF COURSE ...
... will be fine."
its a beautiful phrase and the name was chosen for me by Stella and a Chinese-Chinese teacher ha who knows a lot about family names and picking Chinese names. This is also my initials with AH so i quite like it and apparently it is an ancient name chosen by emperors but uncommon today (and in a country with bizillions of ppl and an ancient history- well MOST names are common hahaha so finding an uncommon one is special!)
so new ...