China, Summer 2016: Culture, Cuisine and Celts

Our 17-day summer journey took me and Robin 6,500 miles away as we traveled to China – Shanghai, Hangzhou and Beijing – to visit many of our international students and their parents. This was the first time either one of us had left the North American continent. Although far from home and with trepidation, after the welcome we received from our international Celts, we instantly knew we were with family. Robin and I will be eternally grateful for their kindness, generosity and the time they spent with us.

The Emperors' door to the Forbidden City
The Emperors’ door to the Forbidden City
Musicians near Yu Garden, Shanghai
Musicians near Yu Garden, Shanghai
Beihai Park, Beijing
Beihai Park, Beijing
Tea Museum, Hangzhou
Tea Museum, Hangzhou
International Celt Dinner, (Left to Right) Teddy '16, Vito '17 and Kobe '17
International Celt Dinner, (Left to Right) Teddy ’16, Vito ’17 and Kobe ’17
Snails in rice wine
Snails in rice wine
9-corners bridge, Shanghai
9-corners bridge, Shanghai
Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou
Lingyin Temple, Hangzhou

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Outside the Forbidden Palace with Kobe '17, Beijing
Outside the Forbidden Palace with Kobe ’17, Beijing
Jason '20 at work at the Song Dynasty Town (Songcheng Theme Park), Hangzhou
Jason ’20 at work at the Song Dynasty Town (Songcheng Theme Park), Hangzhou

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Great Wall, Badaling
Great Wall, Badaling
Palace Museum, Beijing with Kobe '17 and dad
Palace Museum, Beijing with Kobe ’17 and dad
Lunch with Leo's '16 Family, Beijing
Lunch with Leo’s ’16 Family, Beijing
At the Temple of Heaven with Kevin '18, Beijing
At the Temple of Heaven with Kevin ’18, Beijing
Delicious Fish Head Soup, Beijing
Delicious Fish Head Soup, Beijing
Last night in Beijing with our International Celt Family.
Beijing with our International Celt Family

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