Day 5: Bikes

The highlight of today was being able to experience the new bikes for Microcampus. Our large bike-trail lasted two hours, and went through a variety of terrains and vistas. We rode around the border of Lake Erhai and saw numerous trees growing out of the clear, blue water that had once been farmland. On that large strech of paved road, we all pedaled as hard as we could in attempt to get Time in Zone for our Wellness plan. It was tiring, of course, to be biking on hard gravel and random bits of rocks while also avoiding the many dips and dives of the ground. However, it was from this experience that I gained an even better understanding of my surroundings of Xizhou in which I will be living in for another two or so weeks.


Are you kidding, biking

Are you kidding, biking around Lake Erhai, that's like a dream comes true. You have to tell me more when you get back home. We're all missing you so much.

Hey, my name is Katherine. I was born in Michigan, USA, moved to Shanghai for around two years, and currently reside back in Michigan. I'm 13 years old, and I no longer attend SAS Pudong. My friends and I enjoy drawing, and just joking around. Hobbies and interest of mine include drawing and preparing for my future (haha). A goal of mine was to stabilize my drawing style based on learning and reflecting in Yunnan. Xizhou was such a beautiful place and rich with culture and colors. The people who lived there were genuinely interested to meet us, and often happily asked us for lunch or dinner with them. It's one thing to visit a place as a tourist, but it's completely different when you live in the area for a month and try to reach out towards everyone in the local community. The time I've spent in Xizhou not only helped me to think and know outside of the Shanghai bubble, but also exposed me to the wonders of nature. The three day hike was spent close to nature, and every night was a spectacular night show of stars never seen in Shanghai. The 28 days have ended much too quickly, and the experiences have changed the way I know and perceive life.