Posts Tagged ‘Beijing’

Goodness, Gracious, Great Wall of China!

March 16, 2015
The second full day in Beijing began with an early start and a two and a half hour bus ride north to hike the Great Wall.  It’s good to know that another class of Gould frosh…Read More

They are HERE! (Beijing Day 0)

March 14, 2015
EVERYONE ARRIVED SAFELY TODAY (although the group was running a bit behind schedule… oh well)! I have heard from the other teachers that all of the students were excellent travelers and were courteous at all…Read More

Greetings From Beijing!

March 11, 2015
Hello All- Colin Penley here. I am in Beijing getting everything set up for the first part of our adventure in China. A few last check ins: 1) All communication from this point on, with…Read More

Farewell Beijing, Hello Quanzhou!

March 20, 2014
I just saw Ashley’s post, after posting mine own, so I guess you get double your pleasure today. With a late afternoon departure time, the Quanzhou group was able to spend the morning exploring the…Read More

A heavenly last day in Beijing

March 19, 2014
This morning we headed out to explore the sites of Beijing. First, we went through the Forbidden City, which now houses the Palace Museum. This impressive palace of 980 buildings was originally the home to…Read More

Real Women and Men

March 18, 2014
There is a Chinese saying that, roughly translated, says that “You are not a real man or woman until you have climbed the Great Wall. ” Today, 38 more Gouldies joined the club of real…Read More

Video Delay

Update: I am working on the videos… I will try to get them up at some point soon.   Hi all- Having some issues with my computer and memory, so I am going to get…Read More

Tiananmen Square and Ms. Oliver’s birthday!

March 17, 2014
We had a long and busy day in Beijing, highlighted by Tiananmen Square and Ms. Oliver’s birthday! Today started early, with another 7am optional Sunrise Session with Mister Penley.  A few of us walked around…Read More

Shopping for Dirt?

March 16, 2014
Today was our first full day in Beijing and it was a full one.  We started with a morning in the Dirt Market, an outdoor flea/antique/junk market where kids practiced their bartering skills.  After lunch…Read More