NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS: Day 32, Monday September 30 2013

It is now National week, so we have no work until Saturday. We were talking about going traveling for the week, but because of lack of funds we have decided to stick around Jinan and explore the area. Trip number one found us reluctantly rolling out of bed at 4:00am to catch a train to … More NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS: Day 32, Monday September 30 2013

NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS: Day 31, Sunday September 29 2013

Work didn’t start until 1:30pm, our schedules all messed up because of National day/ week which is coming up/ already started. It’s a little confusing. I had a one hour make up class, but no actual class so I was able to go home early. Had a nap when I got back. Firecrackers going off … More NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS: Day 31, Sunday September 29 2013

FINDING A RYTHM: Day 28, Thursday September 26 2013

Started the morning by doing stairs up a mountain! Soon realized how out of shape I am. Lactic acid was a killer and made going back down difficult. Stopped at the supermarket in hopes of finding cereal, but what we thought was cereal turned out to be weirdly seasoned chips. We plan on finding the … More FINDING A RYTHM: Day 28, Thursday September 26 2013

FINDING A RHYTHM: Day 27, Wednesday September 25 2013

I had a meeting with Lisa and company, the parents I had been talking to about tutoring their kids. They were very nice and it was fun talking to them, as it always is with Chinese people. They were all teachers at the university and they had very good written English but limited oral English. … More FINDING A RHYTHM: Day 27, Wednesday September 25 2013

FINDING A RHYTHM: Day 25, Monday September 23 2013 Thousand Buddha Mountain

Sonya and Rose had offered to take us to one of the main tourists attractions in Jinan called Thousand Buddha Mountain. They told us that if we went before the first tour at 6:00am we could get in for free. Nate set the alarm for 3:30am! Even though we’d discussed setting it for 4:00. “Huh, … More FINDING A RHYTHM: Day 25, Monday September 23 2013 Thousand Buddha Mountain