Day One

3/18/2011

We just had a delicious breakfast, some of the options being organic eggs, freshly made pancakes, banana bread, and fruits (it might be the high altitude, or the fact they they're naturally grown, but the banana peel has a slight, slight tinge of orange and the part next to the seeds are orangish instead of brown). The fruits here are great, I wish Shanghai's were organic too. It might seem like a weird question, but does the altitude affect the taste?

Now, I'm sitting on the terrace again, and it's incredibly warm. Blue skies (I know right?), mountains shrouded with mist surrounding us, the village around green farmland- typical Xizhou. (Sunscreen is absolutely necessary here.) It's so quiet, you hear bird calls, wind rustling through trees, and animal calls (birds chirping, roosters crowing, dogs barking). I see snow on the peaks of the mountains. There's no need for an alarm anymore- we heard roosters outside (which Sabrina thought were cows...)! Looking down at the scene, I want to sit here for the whole day, waiting for the sun to go down in a golden glow and the stars to appear again at night. Then wake up tomorrow and do it all again. This is our classroom. Can you believe it?

 

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ahahahahaha... Sab thought

ahahahahaha... Sab thought they were cows? lol.. sounds nice there, im glad you guys are having fun :) im leaving for church soon, missing you guys a lot already!

Happy to see your blog

I was just thinking that we forgot to pack an alarm....Good to have the roosters there!!
It's so wonderful that you enjoyed your new environment, the nature, the blue sky and the sky with all visible stars, the great freshly grown food, the fresh air, the nice people....
I am looking forward to see your blog every day!!

Roosters

Dear Audrey,  Roosters can make a lot of noise!  And they usually get up way earlier than humans.  This was an excellent post and I look forward to learning more from you.  Mr. Latzke

Hi! My name is Audrey... I'm really excited about Microcampus. I've never been to an area like that, and I'm looking forward to the fresh air and nice weather. I hope to learn how the people there live, as well as exploring the area and comparing it to Shanghai. Hopefully, I'll gain a great experience out of this trip.