Day 6: Farming Wind

Today, we had a half day trip to either the wind farm or the tie-dye factory. I chose the wind farm since I wanted to go outside. The wind farm was farther than the tie-dye factory, since it was up farther on the mountain. On the winding roads, Mr. Tafel asked everyone on the right side of the bus to move to the left, probably so we would not tip over the side of the road and down the mountainside. So that was fun. A few minutes before arriving, we were required to keep our eyes down, so we could see all at once how enormously enormous the turbines were. They were indeed huge; we were practically mice when we stood directly under one. The view was also spectacular. From where we stood, we could see all the rows and rows of solar panels down in the fields, traces of mine activity, and even a propaganda message carved out into the side of the mountain. Still a mystery of how they did that, but I am content to leave it as is for now.

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Hello! I'm currently 13 years old, I'm born in Illinois and I've lived in China my entire life. I look forward to experiencing a new lifestyle outside of Shanghai, and observing what the culture is like in a new place.