It's been a long, long time since I've posted on my blogspot. In those weeks in which I've been too... lazy (for a lack of better words), I have been more focused on school work and college commitments. Just for those of you wondering: I committed to University of California, San Diego! I am so glad to be a part of the Triton family and my parents could not have been happier. I'm so thankful to God and to all those who have helped me along the way that I am now going to attend one of the top schools in the nation.
Anyway, this past spring break, I went on a well-coveted trip with my EF tour group to CHINA! More specifically, I stayed in the great capital, Beijing. This trip, as cliche as it may sound, opened so many culturally doors for me and taught me to be thankful for all the blessings that I have here in sunny California. Seriously, I have never been more thankful for sitting toilets than after this trip to Asia. I also accomplished so many events on my bucket list like climbing the Great Wall and seeing pandas in their homeland.
Here is a short photo diary of my travels; hope it will encourage you to save up and consider traveling to this amazing country!
Still a bit jetlagged,
|Landing in Beijing|
|Our hotel rooms (quite lovely actually)|
|Can't leave China w/o seeing some panda bears..|
|Delicious steamed dumplings and 1000 year old eggs|
|Jumping in front of the Olympic Center|
|Fingerlickin' pulled-pork sandwich and spicy noodle soup|
|The breath-taking view of the Great Wall|
|Capturing the entire Forbidden Palace|
|Buddha is everywhere in China...|
|Women dressed in bright traditional clothing outside Buddha's temple|
|Watching the famous Chinese acrobats do their thing..|
|Adorable little boy contemplating life aboard a small ferry|
|April showers bring May flowers; in this case: cherry blossoms|
|Bustling night market selling anything edible|