Author Archive - nancybarstow

Parting is Such Sweet Sorrow…

March 25, 2015
Well, it’s hard to believe that it’s our last full day in Quanzhou. We started the day off touring Qingyuan Mountain National Park. This park featured a Daoist sculpture and beautiful natural surroundings. The highlight…Read More

Everybody is Kung Fu Fighting….

March 24, 2015
It was another full day in Quanzhou! The day started with Chinese traditional art and a chance to share their work. The day then shifted to physical activity. Our students watched the setting-up exercises. This…Read More

Quanzhou – A Spiritual Quest

March 23, 2015
We all met up at the school first thing on Monday morning with wonderful stories to tell from the weekend that included basketball, banquets, butchers, and black and white cats!  Each of the students went…Read More

Quanzhou – Day 2

March 20, 2015
Our BIG DAY had an auspicious start as we all met up first thing in the morning to swap stories and every single student reported feeling great! The students and their hosts have banded together…Read More

Hello, Quanzhou!

March 19, 2015
  Hello from Quanzhou! We had a little bit of a later departure time than the other groups which allowed some walkabout time in and around the hutongs. Our fearless leader, Xiaolu, navigated the transportation…Read More

A Wonderful Last Day in Beijing!

March 18, 2015
Our last full day in Beijing was another busy one!  The first part of the day allowed students to have a choice between a walk through the hutong and the National Museum. Those who went…Read More

Farewell Chengdu

March 26, 2014
We had another action packed day in and around Chengdu. See you all soon!                         .  Read More

Welcoming Day in Chengdu!

March 24, 2014
Wow, this day felt like four days in a very good and full way! There was a wonderful welcoming ceremony in the morning where each of our students were given a school uniform by their…Read More


March 20, 2014
The Chengdu group has arrived and the students have all been happily paired up with their hosts. We are excited to get to know these students and this city! One of our first adventures in…Read More

We’re Here!!!

March 15, 2014
We have all arrived safely in Beijing! We had a delicious meal hand-picked by Mr. Penley, Sean, Victoria, and Ankey. Everyone is settled into their rooms, and we are looking forward to the adventures ahead! Tomorrow…Read More