Friday, April 27, 2007

May Day

As usual, it's been a while since I updated you all on what's going on, mostly because there hasn't been anything interesting to say.  Classes are still going well, much smoother than last semester, and from what I gather, the students are enjoying them more too.  My Chinese is still coming along slowly, but I have started studying some characters, so maybe by the summer I'll be able to read at least a menu or something similarly simple.
Next week is the May 1st holiday here in China, Labor Day I think they call it, so we have the week off of school.  I was unsure as to whether or not traveling would be a good idea because the whole country will be on holiday, but staying here probably wouldn't be very interesting, so tonight I'm taking an overnight train to Beijing.  I'll stay there until it gets boring and then either come back to Xi'an or head over to Qingdao, a nice city on the beach.  I'll write again from Beijing in the next few days to let you know how it's going.
Now, though, I need to go buy a backpack (my last one broke - yay made in China) and finish packing.

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