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Winter School and Spring Festival

We haven’t written anything in a while, and here’s why. The 1st marked the end of the normal public school semester. The students are all on winter break. However, since their parents don’t know what to do with them, they send them to us. We are working 6 days a week, teaching 2 classes a day. We haven’t had time to do much of anything else. It’s a bit difficult, but the end’s in sight: the 16th is our last day. Then we get a vacation; we don’t have to teach again until the 25th. This is Spring Festival, AKA Chinese New Year, one of the most important holidays in the Chinese calendar. Most Chinese will go home to spend it with their families.

On the night of the 16th, we’re boarding a bus to Shanghai. We’ve got bus tickets, a hotel room, and a guidebook; beyond that, we’ve no idea what we’re doing. Our best guess is that we’ll explore Shanghai for 2 or 3 days, return to Zhangjiagang for a day, and then spend 2 or 3 days in Nanjing. We’ll do our best to post lots of photos and stories from our travels.

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  1. wench | February 18, 2007 at 2:37 am | Permalink

    I hope you two are having a lovely vacation in Shanghai. :) *hugs*

  2. Tim Borseth | February 19, 2007 at 12:02 am | Permalink

    It’s been fun to vicariously experience China through you guys. Be sure to climb the Great Wall of China. I hear that if you do you will become great. … on second thought, just take pictures.

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