In September and October 2017, world history teacher and avid traveler Coco Rae will lead two linked Silk Road tours for Journeys International: Tracing the Ancient Silk Route (China) and Silk Road through the Stans. Here, Coco shares her thoughts on the top five highlights along China's portion of Silk Road tours.
It's back-to-school time for most of the US, which means that kids get to share tales of the camps, vacations, and oh-so-much swimming time they enjoyed over the summer. When asked what her favorite part of the summer was, 10-year-old Lillian C. shared this picture of the Great Wall of China, saying 'It was really cool to stand on something you've heard so much about, and to see the wall stretch on forever."
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Sometimes on a Journeys trip, the unexpected happens. For Richard Hunt, who recently returned from China, this was especially true. While walking through a city square in Dunhuang, he stumbled upon an English speaking competition for local primary and middle school students. Next thing he knew, he'd been talked into judging! He had to ask simple questions in English, and the kids answered them in English. Later, the entire competition was shown on Dunguang TV. Richard said the kids were very good, considering they had only been learning English for a couple of years.