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April 3, 2012

To be honest with you, this was the most tiring day of the microcampus yet. We left for Dali Old Town after lunch and headed there to buy our food for the next 2 days we were camping. After that, we hiked up the mountain which was so tiring because we had to carry our hiking bags up the mountain. When we arrived, we set up camp, I tented with Meera because she didn't know how to set up a tent and Madeleine roomed with Mirabel. KT roomed with Maddie. We ate dinner outside then went to sleep.

 
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samuel01px2019's picture

Today during our Daily Video Shout Out, Luca, Kevin and I went to the Daily Video Shout Out in an old abandoned courtyard. We saw it from some blood looking material. It was extremely creepy so, being the responsible students we were, we decided to take a look around in the courtyard it was pointing to, to check it out. There was no one there but a great spot to film our daily shout out. While filming, we started to hear footsteps and the sturdy thud of a hammer. We quickley ended the video and yelled out to say hi to anyone that was there. No one responded so we quickley ran out.

 
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Alex's picture

For some reason Cass, Nike, and I decide that biking in the rain would be a great idea. We were all packed up and ready to head out and as soon as we were on the road it started to rain. It was drizzling on and of the whole day, but it hadn't had a hard rain yet. At first we didn't want to go out because it was drizzling but what the heck. We are teenagers and we act on impulse. It was raining diagonally so no matter where we were it seemed to go into our eyes. All I could see was grey and Cass's orange safety vest. We had the best time ever.

 
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nicole01px2020's picture

In Phase 0, everyone going on the March 2016 Microcampus trip narrowed a long list of choice descriptors down to just one. The topic is to be the main focus of our 28 days in the tiny village of Xizhou. For me, that topic is the Visitor's Lonely Planet Style Guide to Xizhou. In Phase 1, I am about to find out more in depth about my topic.

 
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cathleen01px2023's picture

I sat in the burning sun, waiting for Ms. Qin's daughter to come. Ms. Qin is my service-learning partner, and although her shop is closed today, we decided to wait for her to receive old photos of her. She kindly had her daughter travel the extra mile from their home in Lake Erhai all the way to Sifang Jie to help us receive these photos. We arrived there at 10:30, promptly waiting. After a few long minutes, I began to be bored. It was then that I learned about the idea of patience. I sat there quietly, collecting media for my inquiry project.

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ani01px2020's picture

Phase 3 is where I will be conducting the background research of my topic, water usage and treatment in Xizhou. This phase is one of the key phases in my Inquiry Project because it sets the stage for my learning and knowledge as I move forward in my project. It will also give me a reference of my research, if I do not remember all of it while I am in the village.

 
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Vicky's picture

This morning I overslept and woke up at 7:21, 9 minutes before we have to get to breakfast. Last night I had the most amazing dream, it was the last day of Microcampus, (that's not good) and we had to go through this super intense machine obstacle course thing to be able to get home. So we went through the first part, and I was already really tired, but then I fell off a cliff and a parachute opened up behind me. It was kind of like sky diving, but the parachute brought us up REALLY fast, then down again REALLY fast.

 
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Marisa K.'s picture

I get to talk about sound around the village today.  Yay.  Since I have a specific task today, my journal probably isn't going to 'flow' very well today.  Here we go.  As I sat next to the Er Hai Lake, I heard the small waves lapping up against the rocks.  Then as I walked down the worn path, I heard the crunching of footsteps against the gravel while the birds sang in the near distance, if that phrase makes any sense.  Along with the birds, the wind could be heard whistling through the trees and into your ear.  There was also the sound of stones clinking again

 
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