As of two hours ago, midterm exams are officially over and a week-long vacation begins in 45 minutes when we leave for the Beijing West Train Station. We are leaving for Yunnan province, which is the southernmost province in China on the border of Burma and Vietnam. We don't have many plans yet, other than a train ticket because life has been so hectic...but we have 23 hours on the train to talk about it.
The landscapes in Yunnan are 180 degrees different from Beijing. It is mountainous, humid, intersected by the Yangtze river, has waterfalls, gorges and rainforests. Needless to say, we are a little excited to leave the city for 10 days. Just wanted to bring an update and let you know that the next few blogs are going to be very exciting!!!!