Monday, April 30, 2007

We're off to the Mountains!

Gemma and I are about to embark on our first girl's trip. Instead of lots of shopping and girly things we (or Mommy) has opted to rough it for a few days up in Jiuzhaigou. We are going to be seeing our friend Andrew, who is from Ireland and also works in Jiuzhaigou National Park and World Heritage Site. Jonny went up to the park this past summer and really enjoyed himself. He said it was absolutely beautiful! The first day we are staying in the lodge where journalists and researchers stay while they are visiting the park, the second and third days we will be staying with a Tibetan families inside and outside of the park. I am really excited to have this experience. The Tibetan culture seems to be quite different than the Chinese culture and they speak a totally different language. I am also really happy to give Gemma the opportunity to see how different cultures live within China. I will report more when we return on Friday!

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