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The Great Outdoors

Spring Showers Bring May Flowers At Peking University, students in the school of Chinese as a Second Language are taken on one expense-paid field trip per semester. Last semester our teachers took us to the Summer Palace and out to dinner. This semester we went to the Beijing Botanical Garden so I hopped myself up on allergy pills and took a lot of pictures. I’d never seen so many flowers in my life. The Russian Embassy I don’t have any religious background and in fact have never even attended a […]

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Climbing to the Top of a Mountain

Where I am staying is in the Southern part of France known as the Hérault situated along and just North of the Mediterranean. And this past weekend we were able to visit Saint Guilhem le Désert. It’s a medieval city that is situated along one of the routes of Saint-Jacques de Compostelle – that large numbers of pilgrims from all over France to Spain. Saint-Jacques or St. James as you may know him is the guy who brought Christianity to the “heathen Spain” during the 1st century. Also, fun fact: […]

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Kelly: montañas

I went mountain hiking/climbing/traversing today! It took my breath away—from the altitude and the spectacular views (excuse the joke). The pictures do the scenery no justice at all. Rachel, Adam, and I took a taxi (my first taxi ride in Ecuador) to the cable car (Teleférico—the longest in the world) to 4,100 m. We figured we hiked up to about 4,500 m. The hike up took 2.5 hours and the way down took considerably less time. It was fantastic. There was one point where we were climbing fairly steep rocks—you […]

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