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Taken from the window on the plane, this is how Tyler Cuddeback '14 saw the Rocky Mountains for the first time. He was at over 30,000 feet above Montana. 

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Our E.A.T. (Eduardo, Andy and Tyler) Team enjoyed a new kind of Midnight Snack upon our arrival to Beijing

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The next morning, the E.A.T. Team went out on a walk by themselves and found a new food. This was taken of Tyler, not to far from where he tried the drinkable yogurt famous in China.

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That morning we also went into the Hutongs of Beijing and learned how to paint Traditional Beijing Opera Masks.

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We also took a bike tour of the city and the Hou Hai district of the city famous for its night life

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We visited the Lamas Temple which was erected nearly 500 years ago; Nearly Twice as long as The United States has been a country.

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The next day we went to the ever famous Tiananmen Square. The number of people there was absolutely unfathomable. Easily within 50,000 Tourists, guards, tour guides, citizens and vendors, but with people coming in and out, it was likely twice that.

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Our lustrous leader holding down the fort while our tour guide "Icy" does all the leg work to get us into the Forbidden City. 

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It is almost impossible to describe the size of the Forbidden City. They say a picture is worth a thousand words; let's let this panoramic shot do the talking.

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Tyler standing in front of one of the many, but most memorable sites in the Temple of Heaven.

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Leaving the Temple of Heaven, which serves as an exercise park for the majority of Beijingren (Citizens of Beijing), a famous local artist was making Bubble Graphs on the sidewalk withe nothing but water in a syringe. This is a common phrase; Ni Hao (Hello)

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We went to a small factory where they make a special pottery made from Copper, enamel and embossed with gold.

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Which leads us to one of the most iconic places in China and one of the 7 Wonders of the World: The Great Wall of China

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And we took a Trip down the Mountain from the Great Wall on a tobagan.

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Then we went to the 798 Art District and saw some of the local artists and the high fashion boutiques. 

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Finally we went to the Summer Palace and saw BeiHai Park.

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We hopped on the train for the night and slept our way over to Xi'An

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Upon our arrival to Xi'An we went to the the Ancient defensive Wall of the city. During the Han Dynasty there were four major legendary animals; Red Bird, White Tiger, Black Turtle and Blue Dragon. These are used on the wall to mark the direction each of the Animals protect and symbolize the areas which they protect.

What other ancient secrets will Xi'An hold for us tomorrow...?

 





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