Chengdu Has Arrived Safely!

March 19, 2015

After a leaving the dry brown of late winter in Beijing, it is wonderful to come to the warmer, greener climes of early spring in Chengdu (although I was admonished to wear a heavy coat in the evenings because it is quite cold. I assured our host that the 50 degree weather was ok with me.)

We had a smooth flight from Beijing to Chengdu and after leaving the Chengdu airport, quickly arriving at Chengdu Experimental Foreign Languages School (CEFLS). We were greeted by a large sign welcoming us in English and Chinese and a billboard of essays and pictures from the exchange in the fall.

The Wall of Stars!

Sign Shot

 

We had about an hour and a half of down time with time to relax and play a bit of basketball. Let’s just say that, while a few members of our group have some skills, it is probably a good thing that we don’t have a formal basketball game scheduled.

Basketball

 

We had a little friendly game. I think the final score was something like 20 – 2… but we scored the last basket of the game so that counts for something, right?

Knockout

 

When the students had to go back to class after exercise time, we played a game of knock out. Elly Mather proved to be the one to beat.

Then it was time to meet up with our host and head home. I can wait to hear everyones stories on the way to see pandas tomorrow.

Sherry and Her host

Sherry and her host

Sam and Luis

Sam and Luis

Kosuke and Bingo

Kohsuke and Bingo

Brenna and Elizabeth

Brenna and Elizabeth

Elly and her host

Elly and her host (Elly and Sherry left before we could ask them their hosts names. They were excited to be off to their next adventures!)

Grace and Vera

Grace and Vera

Aiden and Sherlock

Aidan and Sherlock

Ana and Alice

Ana and Alice

Andrew and Oscar

Andrew and Oscar

Henry and Philips

 

Henry and Philips

We have a full schedule ahead of us! We are looking forward to a great week in Chengdu!

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