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Thank you Vistamar students, teachers, parents and friends for taking the plunge into the middle kingdom over the past two weeks. Together, we navigated the urban surroundings of Green Lake park eating bowls and bowls of rice noodles (mi xian) in Kunming, worked in the kitchens and enjoyed meals with our homestay families in Nanyao village, explored the influences of Tibetan culture and the growing tourism industry in Shangri-la, and soaked in the sights and sounds of Beijing before climbing an arduous trail to the Great Wall. You experienced rural and urban China as travelers off the beaten path, and we enjoyed experiencing the contrasts and contradictions of this place alongside you. As we discussed in our final ceremony in a quiet tower on the Great Wall, we look forward to holding on and learning from our experiences here -- both large and small -- as we return to our lives back home. Your fellow travelers, Sheila and Jeff [post_title] => Thanks to all [post_excerpt] => [post_status] => publish [comment_status] => closed [ping_status] => closed [post_password] => [post_name] => thanks-5 [to_ping] => [pinged] => [post_modified] => 2014-07-15 21:10:09 [post_modified_gmt] => 2014-07-16 03:10:09 [post_content_filtered] => [post_parent] => 0 [guid] => http://wheretherebedragons.com/?p=105763 [menu_order] => 0 [post_type] => post [post_mime_type] => [comment_count] => 0 [filter] => raw [categories] => Array ( [0] => WP_Term Object ( [term_id] => 165 [name] => China Vistamar [slug] => china-vistamar [term_group] => 0 [term_taxonomy_id] => 165 [taxonomy] => category [description] => [parent] => 254 [count] => 38 [filter] => raw [term_order] => 8.1 [cat_ID] => 165 [category_count] => 38 [category_description] => [cat_name] => China Vistamar [category_nicename] => china-vistamar [category_parent] => 254 [link] => https://my.wheretherebedragons.com/category/summer-2014/china-vistamar/ ) ) [category_links] => China Vistamar )

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Thanks to all

Jeff and Sheila,China Vistamar

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Thank you Vistamar students, teachers, parents and friends for taking the plunge into the middle kingdom over the past two weeks. Together, we navigated the urban surroundings of Green Lake park eating bowls and bowls of rice noodles (mi xian) in Kunming, worked in the kitchens and enjoyed meals with our homestay families in Nanyao […]

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07/15/14

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Jeff and Sheila

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China Vistamar

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    [post_content] => With an `early start to our day, we headed for the Great Wall a.k.a the Chang Cheng. The bus ride took an hour and a half and I was a little surprised when we swerved past the area with the big Great Wall sign and tour buses. Some people even were betting if there were going to be more people here than at the Forbidden City- which was completely wrong along with my interpretation of the “rural farmhouse” we are currently staying at. The group went to an area of the wall that most tourists do not go to, especially since the trail to the wall was heavily forested compared to the paved roads and stairs down at the tourist centre. As such, the wall that we saw was a wall in of itself, not another flood of people. Beautiful. The dinner we had was great: grilled fish, “orange chicken”, deep fried herb, and other dishes. Ending the day with bucket showers and basketball at the local park, we look forward to coming home to In-n-Out and some nice shakes.

 
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Final Day

Andre Mangulabnan,China Vistamar

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With an `early start to our day, we headed for the Great Wall a.k.a the Chang Cheng. The bus ride took an hour and a half and I was a little surprised when we swerved past the area with the big Great Wall sign and tour buses. Some people even were betting if there were […]

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07/13/14

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Andre Mangulabnan

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China Vistamar

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    [post_content] => So today was the final leg of out trip, the home stretch for some, as well as a sad ending for others. We had a laxed start, ate a nice breakfast meal at local eateries nearby the hostel and jumped on the bus for our final journey to the Great Wall. As the drive was only an hour long, the route was very scenic towards the end as we neared toward the incoming farmhouse where we are currently staying. We took a nice long rustic hike up to a very uninhabited area of the wall where most tourists never stepped afoot. It was a beautiful hike, and challenged all of us both physically and mentally. You see, we could’ve taken the easy route: rode a bus to the part of the wall where it’s full of tourists, taken a tour of the wall and had a couple pictures taken, safely walked around alongside our fellow tourists and got back within a couple hours but that’s not who we are. We are travelers, adventurers, explorers willing to take risks and push themselves out of our comfort zones. We experience instead of watch, take initiative, and that is what makes us who we are. It’s been a great trip, a most memorable experience.
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The Final of Days

Michael Tanaka,China Vistamar

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So today was the final leg of out trip, the home stretch for some, as well as a sad ending for others. We had a laxed start, ate a nice breakfast meal at local eateries nearby the hostel and jumped on the bus for our final journey to the Great Wall. As the drive was […]

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07/13/14

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Michael Tanaka

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China Vistamar

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    [post_content] => The awesome mountains and beautiful scenery surrounding the renovated and polished towers of the monastery are breathtaking. Our scenic walk around the tranquil lake below the looming temple was a heaven for an artist like me. Dead blackened trees contrasted against hills of lush green foliage and brightly colored flowers. Finally the ultimate highlight of the entire visit to the monastery……. Drumroll* … was when I got to pet an adorable kitty! Everyone enjoyed the visit and loved the instant ramen (which was way better the in the states something most things in china don’t accomplish XD). Afterwards we all searched for a great hot pot dinner and even though we found one our expectations weren’t met very well….. My friend Sam experienced this firsthand when he accidently grabbed a chicken head with his chopsticks out of the hot pot. (I don’t think we will every look at American chicken the same way again…). Our night was restful and the breakfast of delicious and mouthwateringly good dumplings made up for the previous nights disastrous meal. We speedily boarded our transport towards the next leg of our journey after leaving behind the tourist trap village of Shangri-La. The bus ride was fun and Chili decided to try a new hairstyle(he redefined the meaning of twin pigtails.) so far the day if great and I’m looking forward to a good nights sleep before we hop on our plane to our final destination of the trip: Beijing.
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The Last legs of the journey through the east

Cole Vernon,China Vistamar

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The awesome mountains and beautiful scenery surrounding the renovated and polished towers of the monastery are breathtaking. Our scenic walk around the tranquil lake below the looming temple was a heaven for an artist like me. Dead blackened trees contrasted against hills of lush green foliage and brightly colored flowers. Finally the ultimate highlight of […]

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07/9/14

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Cole Vernon

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China Vistamar

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    [post_content] => Just today we left the hostel at Shangri La. The morning began rather laid back as with many. The packing was mostly completed the night before, of course leaving room for the few who did not, though this was not problematic. We had enough time to discuss a bit of insight of the area, and compare the cultures we had read and experienced at first hand. Not soon after our delightful talks we packed our things onto vans and left for what would be an extremely hot, four hour drive in a travel bus.

The rides to the bus were in groups of five, and were decently well organized, though my group was left without a well speaking translator, but otherwise no complaints. As you may have assumed everyone arrived and we left for our trip to Shu He. The bus ride was a public travel bus, so many other travelers were alongside us. The ride was smooth, and more or less pleasurable. The seats were quite comfortable. We did make a stop at a small area where food was sold. People ate fruit and some ice cream. No worries the fruit was safe, or at least our stomachs are currently not in shambles.

After our arrival, we came to a very nice guesthouse. The rooms are nice, though many of the boys, including myself, are in a dorm like room. The beds feel like wood, and not the soft kind, but the hard and back bending kind. I suppose it might be good as we’re likely used to much more cushiony sleep and can serve as a good experience, though many have already been sleeping like such for the past few days. Dinner was quite pleasant for all who I’ve talked to, and we’re currently preparing for our first and last night here. We will be waking early to catch a flight to Beijing, so sorry if this seems cut short, but I am rather tired, and I really should shower tonight, as should many others. Feel free to teach your kids how to do laundry, as it’s a good skill, and if many had just done so at the village, they might not be dealing with such dilemmas as, “I am down to two shirts.” That’s not exactly the most pleasant of things to hear.

Back to what’s important, we are all safe and sound, and remain in good moods. A bit of shopping was done tonight, as well as the obvious dinner. I enjoyed my dinner, and I hope others feel the same. If you have read this far I’d like to thank you, it was likely not the most interesting, but I respect your caring nature for you children, friends, or other forms of family. Goodnight, or morning from your lovely Vistamar China Travelers.
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Shu He, the entry and near exit

Samuel Chong Lieber,China Vistamar

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Just today we left the hostel at Shangri La. The morning began rather laid back as with many. The packing was mostly completed the night before, of course leaving room for the few who did not, though this was not problematic. We had enough time to discuss a bit of insight of the area, and […]

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07/9/14

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Samuel Chong Lieber

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China Vistamar

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    [post_content] => Greetings all,

After a tremendous amount of rainfall over the past two days, our group needed to make the decision to forgo our planned Tiger Leaping Gorge trek out of concerns for the conditions we would have found on the trail. We have used this bump in the road of our itinerary as an opportunity to visit another fascinating corner of Yunnan province. Yesterday we arrived by bus to Zhongdian, or Shangri-La, as it is more recently known. We are exploring this historic town and its Tibetan cultural heritage, as well as experiencing the natural beauty of the surrounding mountain areas. We will return to the Lijiang area tomorrow, before heading off for Beijing as planned.

 

 
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Detour in Yunnan

Jeff,China Vistamar

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Greetings all, After a tremendous amount of rainfall over the past two days, our group needed to make the decision to forgo our planned Tiger Leaping Gorge trek out of concerns for the conditions we would have found on the trail. We have used this bump in the road of our itinerary as an opportunity […]

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07/7/14

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Jeff

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China Vistamar

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    [post_content] => Due to some suspicious weather conditions, the group has forewent the hike to Tiger Leaping Gorge. It has been raining quite a bit, and the trek that we were going to embark on held pretty high chances of mudslides, which would not be fun to experience. Instead, we headed to a town called Shangri La. No, not the mythological one- that would be difficult- the tourist-oriented one 4 hours away from the village. After settling in the hostel we toured the city visiting shops, spinning a massive prayer wheel, and having some interesting dinners. By the way, the hostel here is beautiful. After staying in the village for so long, it is strange not smelling horse excrement on the street and having flies buzz in your ear. The showers were clean, the beds are soft, the architecture is super stylized/ chic, and has some American-style Continental breakfast I think. I missed porcelain. A lot.
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On to Zhongdian/Shangri-La

Andre Mangulabnan,China Vistamar

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Due to some suspicious weather conditions, the group has forewent the hike to Tiger Leaping Gorge. It has been raining quite a bit, and the trek that we were going to embark on held pretty high chances of mudslides, which would not be fun to experience. Instead, we headed to a town called Shangri La. […]

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07/7/14

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Andre Mangulabnan

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China Vistamar

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    [post_content] => Today we went through some ups and some downs, leaving our host families and saying good-bye to the village we all grew to love. It was a sad moment but had the perfect background with a rainy cool harsh winter day kind of theme. We sat through a 6-hour bus ride instead of walking through china’s and witnessing its beauty. We ate a very interesting restaurant that had surprisingly good noodles for the location of the restaurant in the middle of nowhere. But over all we came to an amazing and beautiful city with amazing people and a nice culture to be in the presence of, and is a definite stop to take when visiting China!
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The adventure through china

Akaash Khosla,China Vistamar

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Today we went through some ups and some downs, leaving our host families and saying good-bye to the village we all grew to love. It was a sad moment but had the perfect background with a rainy cool harsh winter day kind of theme. We sat through a 6-hour bus ride instead of walking through […]

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07/7/14

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Akaash Khosla

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China Vistamar

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    [post_content] => In a stunning turn of events we find ourselves at school again.  After Morning Meeting we headed over to the Nanyao Kindergarten. After watching the adorable kids on a self-propelled carousel (which we were all very jealous of), we went inside to find our selves in the midst of a huge sing-off. Us vs the kindergarteners.  And despite their ear-piercing singing, we were losing terribly.  And so, to save us from our misery, we split into two groups. The Crazy Kidz and the Calm Kids. In the crazy room, all attempts to teach them English were futile. Why learn English when you can push stools around? So as we tried to calm them down, they got worse; and it didn’t help when Andre decided it was a good idea to join in. Finally they became interested in us when we taught them some dance moves.
After the school, we all went to our host families to help around the house or in the fields. Such a unique experience!
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School Day

Molly Antell,China Vistamar

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In a stunning turn of events we find ourselves at school again.  After Morning Meeting we headed over to the Nanyao Kindergarten. After watching the adorable kids on a self-propelled carousel (which we were all very jealous of), we went inside to find our selves in the midst of a huge sing-off. Us vs the […]

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07/7/14

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Molly Antell

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China Vistamar

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We have had many great experiences together and I think my most favorite moments have been shared over meals. When we first arrived in Kunming, Shiela pushed the students to order lunch at a noodle restaurant and two worked together to read through the menu, or what they could read, and then pick a few dishes for us to choose from. I loved having spicy noodles for breakfast in Kunming and we had some fabulous dinners together, all served family style.
Now in Nanyo, da ma has pampered the chaperones with delicious home cooked meals-tomato and egg, bitter melon, potatoes strips and chilies. The four of us get so excited for meals and sit at a small table outdoors. One morning Minhua even attempted making steamed buns!
Tonight we are all gathering together at the instructors’ house for a potluck dinner, prepared by the students. I am looking forward to hearing more about their homestay experiences, meeting their families, and eating lots of good food!
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It’s all about the food!

Oscar Chavarria,China Vistamar

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It’s all about the food! We have had many great experiences together and I think my most favorite moments have been shared over meals. When we first arrived in Kunming, Shiela pushed the students to order lunch at a noodle restaurant and two worked together to read through the menu, or what they could read, […]

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07/7/14

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Oscar Chavarria

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China Vistamar

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