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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

So today started off with us visiting the urban center, which was pretty much the coolest museum any of us have ever gone to. That place just proved that museums don't always have to be mind numbing. After checking out the layout and history of china we headed from the urban center to the promanad for some shoppertunities and lunch, and let me tell you mongolian hot pot is no joke. Raw meat, open flame, boiling water, and you got yourself an intense eating experience. We all had a blast though and I don't think I've laughed so hard in my life. The boys were causing trouble as always and we got lunch and a show. So everyone wins. After though, we all headed into a small ally way like market and got to do some more shopping, then later headed to some locals homes to learn calligraphy -which I sucked at- and chinese culture. It was amazing and the hosts were more than welcoming, having cooked us sweets and all. Finally we all re-grouped to go be carted around in rickshaws? - pulled by a guy on a bike- and then headed to the silk museum. The tour there was short and sweet, and as soon as our giud let us go- all the girls of course booked it to the gift shop. Everyone found something colorful and soft and we all celebrated with a quick trip to -of all places- mcdonalds. Ice cream and fried for everyone! Haha and finally we finished up our night with a noodle dinner hand made in front of us :) a great way to end the night. Tomorrows the birds nest and cooking lessons, hopefully I don't blow anything up!

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Harv said...

Ha! I love reading your fun posts with words like "amazingness" and "shoppertunities" It makes me all excited to read about the fun things you are doing. -Megan

Karen Wells said...

Ice cream and fries - now that's real Chinese food. Ask Anson about the time we stopped in Johannesburg to get warmer clothing(we weren't expecting the rain and cold weather), and he bought us hamburgers. It was just what we needed.

Changing Connections said...

Let me guess who "the boys" are (I read all the blogs so you needn't tell me). What a diverse day you had, and a rickshaw ride to boot. What a day!

RJ Stangherlin
PA DEN Leadership Council Blog Coordinator

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Essential Programs Details

Duration 15 days
When August 4th - 18th, 2009
Focus History/Culture
Martial Arts
Modern/Ancient Architecture