Friday, August 17, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Finals and graduation on Friday. We start our trip home on Saturday. I should be back in Maine by sometime Sunday.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

We are about to buckle down and prepare for finals. Everyone is sick though, so it's going to be a challenge. The air here makes it difficult to recover once you've got something. 

It took me two tries, but I finally found the Houhai Lake district. That's where these photos were taken. You can tell that it's a tourist area by the English on the signs. 

Monday, August 6, 2012

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I visited  Tiananmen Square.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Hello! Sorry it has been a while since I have last posted, but I haven't really had any internet access, boo.

Not much has happened the last week, except lots of studying. We have progressed from words like 'hamburger' to words like open door policy, pollution, and the Chinese word for being a parent who has no siblings.

I learned that for about the past 10 years, if you are a parent who was born without siblings, and your spouse is also, the government will let you have two children. 

We just got back from the Chinese Acrobatics show! Which was the best thing ever! They did some really crazy things; lots of fake accidents. My favorite was this double sided spinning wheel that two guys got on and did crazy things. Kind of hard to explain, I know a lot of my friends took pictures that I can eventually link.

The last act was an Americanized motorcycle ball cage. Eight people on motorcycles got into it. Crazy terrifying, but the costumes were great!

More later, bye!!!