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    [post_content] => Last full day in China! This morning we got to sleep in and went shopping and explored Beijing. Later we traveled to a village after lunch near the Great Wall. A few of us unknowingly discovered a path that led us to the wall. We hiked up to the wall to see the view. It was amazing. Seeing the wall and the mountains around us was amazing. Afterwards, we had dinner and then played basketball and danced with the people of the village. Excited to hike up the wall again tomorrow!

Leaving back to America tomorrow! Excited to see our friends and family we have missed you all.
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长城

Bar and Courtney,PARTNERSHIP: Hawken School China

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Last full day in China! This morning we got to sleep in and went shopping and explored Beijing. Later we traveled to a village after lunch near the Great Wall. A few of us unknowingly discovered a path that led us to the wall. We hiked up to the wall to see the view. It […]

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05/30/16

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Bar and Courtney

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    [post_content] => 家长们好!Last night we arrived safely in Beijing. This morning Matt and Matt used their Mandarin speaking skills to lead the way to Tiananmen Square by subway! As I write this, students are exploring the Forbidden City, and we will soon head to lunch. More updates from students will come when we get back in the evening.
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Arrived safely in Beijing

Sarah Bolasevich,PARTNERSHIP: Hawken School China

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家长们好!Last night we arrived safely in Beijing. This morning Matt and Matt used their Mandarin speaking skills to lead the way to Tiananmen Square by subway! As I write this, students are exploring the Forbidden City, and we will soon head to lunch. More updates from students will come when we get back in the […]

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05/29/16

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Sarah Bolasevich

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We enjoy reading everyone’s posts. You’re learning and experiencing so much in this trip: practiced mandarin with local folks while scavenger hunt, ate street food, visited Buddhist and Confucius temples, learned Tai-Chi, met an eccentric artist, lived with Naxi minority families ………, and faced some hardships and challenges. We’re sure these experiences and adventures have helped you discover a lot about yourself and view life with a fresh set of eyes. Have fun exploring Beijing and have a safe trip back home. Matthew, have you mastered the squat toilet yet? We miss you, can’t wait to hear your adventures.

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你们好

Michael and Wendy Tong,PARTNERSHIP: Hawken School China

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We enjoy reading everyone’s posts. You’re learning and experiencing so much in this trip: practiced mandarin with local folks while scavenger hunt, ate street food, visited Buddhist and Confucius temples, learned Tai-Chi, met an eccentric artist, lived with Naxi minority families ………, and faced some hardships and challenges. We’re sure these experiences and adventures have […]

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05/28/16

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Michael and Wendy Tong

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    [post_content] => We can't wait to hear your stories and we are anxious to see your faces!  Have a TERRIFIC time in your remaining days on this incredible trip.  Eastern Conference Championship - Round III - Game 6 - Go Cavs!  Miss you Zach!

~Mom, Dad & Ben
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Susan Daunch,PARTNERSHIP: Hawken School China

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We can’t wait to hear your stories and we are anxious to see your faces!  Have a TERRIFIC time in your remaining days on this incredible trip.  Eastern Conference Championship – Round III – Game 6 – Go Cavs!  Miss you Zach! ~Mom, Dad & Ben

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05/27/16

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Susan Daunch

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    [post_content] => The photos from Lashihai are amazing; I can't even imagine how gorgeous it must be for you who are there.  It looks like a piece of heaven on earth!  It is so exciting reading everyone's posts and learning a bit about the adventures you are experiencing and what an amazing time you are having. Enjoy your last couple of days in Lashihai!
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A Slice of Heaven

Stacy Bauer,PARTNERSHIP: Hawken School China

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The photos from Lashihai are amazing; I can’t even imagine how gorgeous it must be for you who are there.  It looks like a piece of heaven on earth!  It is so exciting reading everyone’s posts and learning a bit about the adventures you are experiencing and what an amazing time you are having. Enjoy […]

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05/26/16

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Stacy Bauer

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Some More Photos

Sarah Bolasevich,PARTNERSHIP: Hawken School China

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A few photos from our gorgeous new life in Lashihai

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05/26/16

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Sarah Bolasevich

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    [post_content] => 大家好! We are all healthy , doing well, and having fun. Today we all went to the stone forest. The stone forest was a two hour drive away from the dragons program house. We didn't have mandarin class today because it was an all day trip. We walked around for about 2 hours and it was extremely beautiful.  Next we went to eat lunch. We all had noodles and tried a bunch of different types of tea. Afterwards, we rode a tour bus around for a little bit. Finally we watched a performance by a traditional minority group. Tomorrow we plan to go to a park, have a scavenger hunt, and stay dry.
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Stone Forest

Zach,PARTNERSHIP: Hawken School China

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大家好! We are all healthy , doing well, and having fun. Today we all went to the stone forest. The stone forest was a two hour drive away from the dragons program house. We didn’t have mandarin class today because it was an all day trip. We walked around for about 2 hours and it […]

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05/26/16

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Zach

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    [post_content] => Hi families!Yesterday morning (Wednesday morning) we arrived, by sleeper train, to Lashi Hai.  The scenery here is unbelievably gorgeous.  There is a lake flanked by large hills and mountains, and it looks like a Desktop image or something it’s truly unbelievable.  I can’t lie, I am a fairly high maintenance person, so these homestay’s have been a bit of a challenge.  I do, however, like that all of the students are within a three minute walk from each other.  I know where everyone lives, and everyone knows where I live, so popping by a friend’s house happens frequently.  The farmer’s are so generous and giving, and give us the freedom to enjoy the gorgeous village.  Tonight (Thursday night), Aaron Steiger and I found some bikes, and rode through the village.  We went during sunset and rode to the lake where we watched the sun set over the clouds and into the mountains.  I have never experienced such natural beauty in my life.We miss you all, see you soon!Jordyn Bauer
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Arrived in Lashihai

Jordyn Bauer,PARTNERSHIP: Hawken School China

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Hi families!Yesterday morning (Wednesday morning) we arrived, by sleeper train, to Lashi Hai.  The scenery here is unbelievably gorgeous.  There is a lake flanked by large hills and mountains, and it looks like a Desktop image or something it’s truly unbelievable.  I can’t lie, I am a fairly high maintenance person, so these homestay’s have […]

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05/26/16

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Jordyn Bauer

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    [post_content] => Hey Guys!This is our second day here in Lashi Hai, and it is absolutely beautiful. I feel like I’m living in a picture book. The lake, mountains and trees are all unbelievable, and the host families are so friendly! It’s hard to understand them when they speak, so a lot of body language is used and the message usually gets across. Today my family involved me in their life by letting me feed the pigs and the horses, preparing peppers and mangoes for dinner, and then clearing the table. After that, my family let me borrow their bike so Jordyn and I rode down the road to a little Buddhist shrine called a “Stupa” and then watched the sunset, it was amazing.I love LaoshiHai so much! My family is so cute and nice! I have two younger siblings who love to play games and color with me and an adorable puppy who I can play with for hours. I actually understand what my family is saying most of the time, and we can have conversations which is pretty cool. Everything about LaoshiHai is so beautiful and peaceful, and all the people are so friendly. The lake with the mountains in the background is absolutely amazing! Overall, I love this village, it’s so different from anywhere I’ve ever been before and I’m so happy that we get to experience it!See you soon!
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2nd Day in Lashihai

Aaron and Allison,PARTNERSHIP: Hawken School China

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Hey Guys!This is our second day here in Lashi Hai, and it is absolutely beautiful. I feel like I’m living in a picture book. The lake, mountains and trees are all unbelievable, and the host families are so friendly! It’s hard to understand them when they speak, so a lot of body language is used […]

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05/26/16

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Aaron and Allison

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    [post_content] => Thank you for the updates and pictures, Regina!!

We are excited and happy that you and your fellow Hawks have the opportunities to stay with a local family to learn about their daily life, engage with the local communities, and visit various famous scenic and cultural spots in Kunming while at the same time experienced first hand the Chinese culture and customs and practice your Mandarin with the locals.

We look forward to seeing more pictures and hearing your adventures as you all journey on in China. Stone Forest is very famous not just in Kunming but in China. Can't wait to see the pictures from your hiking tomorrow!!!
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Our New Families

Hanson and Eva Yu,PARTNERSHIP: Hawken School China

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Thank you for the updates and pictures, Regina!! We are excited and happy that you and your fellow Hawks have the opportunities to stay with a local family to learn about their daily life, engage with the local communities, and visit various famous scenic and cultural spots in Kunming while at the same time experienced […]

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05/22/16

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Hanson and Eva Yu

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