Day 5: Night out in Dali with the stars

Night out in Dali! We all got our western fix and sweet tooth satisfied. We sat outside and just watched the people go by as the sun was going down. There was some good people watching and interesting night life. When we arrived back in Xizhou, we went star gazing. Let me just say the day was great as usual but the stargazing made it even better. There were so many stars in sky. Now most of us can identify a decent number of stars such as Sirius, Aldeberon, and the North Star and the planet Jupiter.  All of us just stood on the terrace with our heads cranked up for about half an hour amazed by everything that happened in the sky. If we come out in the middle of the night, around 12-2am, we can supposedly see "shooting stars" and more action than we can at 8:30pm. Next time, I am going to come up with my sleeping bag and a pillow to snuggle up and watch the night sky. 



Wow, sounds awesome Hootie. Can't wait to see a big night sky again soon - maybe you can show me some new stars when we camp this summer. Hey - we saw "Xizhou melons" at City Shop today; is that the same Xizhou - are there famous melons there?

It was fun to see you on the big screen at the parent coffee the other day. You were terrific. Miss you tons!!


HEY Alex! I'm in science

HEY Alex! I'm in science class and Mr. Hall has given us time to write stuff to microcampus kids. I miss you! We're making pancakes later for homebase. We've been MAP testing the whole week– I bet you're glad you're missing that. Anyway, it sounds amazing out there with the stars. Take photos for me!

sounds fantastic! :)

wow Alex, sounds like your trip is going so well. I'm jealous about the idea of taking a sleeping bag out to look at the stars. And it's important to keep the sweet tooth satisfied, no matter where you are :)

People watching!

OOh I do love a good people watching opportunity! So glad you took advantage of it! This trip sounds so amazing! We miss you loads and can't wait to hear all about Microcampus in person. xoxo

Hey guys, I'm Alex! I lived in Washington D.C, US for 11 years and have lived in Shanghai for almost 3 years now. I love to travel, eat, and learn about new things! I am here at Xizhou and loving it. The highlights are the kind people, the blue skies and starry nights, delicious food, and the outdoors. So far, thumbs up! It feels like it is going by too fast