Monthly Archives: April 2012

JADE DRAGON SNOW MOUNTAIN TEAM

….. it was either that or “Livin’ it up in Lijiang”. After our amazing adventure in Tiger Leaping Gorge we headed on the bus to Lijiang! Instead of boring you with bus ride stories here’s some awesome photos from a … Continue reading

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TIGER LEAPING GORGE

I have to start out by saying Tiger Leaping Gorge is one of the coolest places I have ever been in my entire life. I am so thankful that Alliance chose to bring us there during our weeklong travel, and … Continue reading

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Arriving in Dali

After spending the day in Kunming, the fifteen of us, Marketus and Lao Yang boarded the grandma bus for a six hour (I think?) ride to Dali. On the way to Dali we passed by some of the most beautiful … Continue reading

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Adventures in Yunnan: The Beginning

A couple weeks ago my program and I went on a trip to Yunnan providence. Yunnan is a providence in southwestern China famous for it’s rice terraces, geological formations and ethnic minorities. Yunnan recognizes 28 different Chinese ethnic minorities- the … Continue reading

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Our Field Trip to Ikea

Before you start asking questions, yes, my sociology class had a field trip to Ikea. Why?! Well, because Ikea in China is very different of course. The whole point of our lecture was consumerism in China and how it differs … Continue reading

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DORM LIFE: My 14 New Best Friends

Part of the study abroad aspect that you never hear about are all of the things that happen around campus, or even just in the dorm. I’ve been spending my entire blog talking about the places I’ve been, and the … Continue reading

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My Obsession with Chinese Babies

So I’ve talked about it a few times, but I have a very creepy and unhealthy obsession with Chinese babies and small children. I’ve been trying to figure out why I love Chinese babies so much and I came up … Continue reading

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