Last Sunday I went to Fragrant Hills Park, which is a very popular hiking destination among Beijingers. When I had signed up for the hike, for some reason I had the impression that it would be a relatively easy hike. Little did I know that this hike would be intense! But the long and intense hike was worth the amazing view of the city (although the pollution hindered the view a bit). The view from the top overlooks 15 miles of Beijing’s city (Beijing is a VERY large city, so it’s hard to see all of it). After are long hike, we went to one of the best restaurants in Beijing and had their famous, pear and shrimp dish. It was absolutely amazing!
Now I’m about to head out on my two-week mobile learning trip. This trip will take me to the Russian and Chinese border. Then we will make our way to the grasslands and camp there for two days. We will then head to Harbin, which is known for their ice sculptures. Finally, we will go to the North-Korean and Chinese border. I am excited for this trip and for the 24 hour train ride that awaits me.