Day 20: Dali Old Town Memories

Today is December 7th, 2017, and today I will be reflecting on the Dali Old Town trip that I went on yesterday night. Right after our daily check-in at 17:45 yesterday, Mr. Tafel took 4 members of our group, Ana, Henin, Michael and me, to the famous Dali Old Town that we have been longing to go to. The car trip to Dali Old town took around 20 to 25 minutes and before long, we have arrived. On the car, Mr. Tafel explained to us the 4 main roads of Dali Old Town so that we could somewhat navigate our way through the night. After our brief tour around the town ended, we said goodbye to Mr. Tafel and, because we were all very hungry, we set off for a pizza restaurant that Mr. Tafel recommended, called Stella's Pizza. Even though the price was overly expensive, we still decided to eat there because we had saved up enough money from our lunches in the past week. After around 1 hour, we finished our delicious meal and decided to use the last 40 minutes to look around the shops in Dali Old Town and maybe buy some things. However, we were advised to not buy anything right now and just look and compare the prices because we were going to come back again. Finally, the time to leave came so we reluctantly drove back to our home, Yang Zhuo Ran. Right before bed, however, we were very surprised as we looked up into the night sky. There were hundreds of stars that were glistening overhead and we were mesmerized by the sight. Mr. Tafel also pointed out that we can see the faint outline of the Andromeda galaxy. All in all, today was a good day, and I am looking forward to another day like this.

Hi everyone, my name is Chris L., 13 years old, and I was part of the 21st Microcampus group: Ultimate. I am back in Shanghai now, and I am getting used to my old schedule. Microcampus has truly been a phenomenal trip. I will always remember all the experiences that I had at Microcampus, the good times and the bad. Through overcoming these tough times, I have learned many life lessons that will definitely help me in the future. Furthermore, I would like to take the time here to thank the Microcampus coordinators, Mr. Tafel and MS. Mai, for making this trip possible. I could not have survived in Xizhou without their help. Over the course of that month, I have grown so much in so many different ways, and I have adopted good habits that will stay with me forever.