Farewell Tour: Beijing

When we first arrived in Beijing, we were exhausted from staying up late to finish packing and from the emotion of saying good-bye to our families and friends in Xi’an. We were counting down the days until we could see our families and friends back in Brookline. But it was not long before we got…

Good-bye, Xi’an!

From our perch in the gigantic bus Gao Xin Yi Zhong hired to haul us and our copious luggage to the airport, we waved good-bye to our host families. I saw several sets of wet, red eyes in their upturned faces, and I heard crying in the bus behind me. My own eyes began to…