Last week during class, I was approached by two students who asked me to be a judge for the final round of the school’s English speaking competition. I decided to accept the invitation, as a way to give back to the school and to be more involved on campus; plus, I thought the students might say some funny things during it.
The above title translates into “Wulong is very Beautiful.” Wulong county is home to a variety of natural beauties, including: karst landscapes, natural bridges, caves, underground streams, and gorges. In 2007, it was actually named a world natural heritage site by UNESCO. Along with many other places I have been to in China, it surprises me that so few people know about this amazing scenic area.
During the weekend of October 24th, my friends—Mikhala and Kristin—and I thought it would be a great idea to hike Mt. Emei in Emeishan, China (Sichuan province). Mt. Emei is one of the Four Sacred Buddhist Mountains in China, with multiple temples and monasteries located along the hiking paths. Historically, it is known as the “bodhimanda” or place of enlightenment.