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Final Post

           Today when five of us sitting at Fridays in Beijing having our last meal, sharing our reflection and highlight of the trip, I suddenly felt that everything seemed really unreal to me. After nearly a year of preparation, Groton China Trip … Continue reading

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Day 8&9

We woke up early in the morning as usual and headed to the worksite. With the help of local teachers and students, the road was pretty much done. So we continued on painting the wall. It’s getting really hot in … Continue reading

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Day 6&7

Day 6 These past two days have been a blast. I don’t know where to begin. Vicky, Byanka, and I have definitely been spoiled. Every morning for breakfast we’ve enjoyed Zongzi, a steamed rice triangle wrapped in corn leaves with … Continue reading

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Day 5

We woke up in time for breakfast, a great feat for mankind and a giant leap for the volunteers. Breakfast was scrumptious as usual, but with a side dressing of Kael who refused to sit with us and eat, and … Continue reading

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Day 4 – Hard at Work and Play

       This morning was a doozy. Mr. Lamont’s voice permeated window. Wake up! We could all hear him in our rooms and awoke quickly. Oversleeping had not been a problem for us yet but I reckon the hard work took its … Continue reading

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Day 2 — Tiring and excited!!

We woke bright and early and had another wonderful meal. We eagerly headed to Zhongyingzi Primary School where we were greeted with a happy school yard chant. Our objective at the school was to make a drive-way leading to the … Continue reading

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Day 1– This is so COOL

  Our arrival toBeijingInternationalAirportwas pleasant. Passing through customs was a breeze. Lines were quick and the transaction went smoothly. I was happy to give a rating of “Excellent” when I was surveyed about my customs experience.   Mr. Lamont, Byanka … Continue reading

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