Day 4: Lake ErHai

Today we ended up following a regular daily routine in Microcampus. Food was amazing as always, but above all, it was definitely the Wellness Time. During Wellness, Sarah R, Josie C, as well as Sunny Q and I decided to ride down to lake ErHai again. Except this time, we took a different route down, and once we arrived, we took some pictures by the lake (and even some action poses). After resting and taking some pictures, we rode to a different part of Lake ErHai, passing by a village and saying hello to the community, also while taking some more pictures along the way. There, we decided to take a few photos of the scape and sat on a few rocks for some still time. Being able to just watch the lake flow and listen to the wind brush through the grass was, like before, stunning. After riding back to YZR, we headed out for dinner at SFJ, there, with Josie C, Clark W, and Brandt L, ate at the same restaurant as yesterday, which was still just as amazing. The rest of the night passed by quickly, especially having talked to my mom and friend, which I had not talked to in a while, and so we headed off to sleep fairly early.

Hi, I'm Shirley X. and I was part of the 2018 Voyagers Group. I am from the United States but moved here to Shanghai in the sixth grade. After returning from Microcampus, I feel as though the experience has shaped and changed me in so many different aspects. The month long journey has helped me grow and I have learned so many lessons from the locals, the teachers, as well as my peers and hope to be able to return to the sensational town and community of Xizhou one day. After this, I will continue to apply everything I have learned to my life and onwards.