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Postcard 18.3: The Great Wall of China

I suppose you could say I’m a big dreamer: I’m one of those people who has a pretty long bucket list of things to do and places to see. Climbing the Great Wall of China was on my list, and I’m fortunate that I had the opportunity to check this one off in May 2012.…

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Postcard 18.2: Beijing, China

On the surface, a two-week study abroad trip to China might sound like a normal vacation tour. I mean, two weeks isn’t very long and our itinerary had most of the attributes of a standard tour package: We had two professors who served as tour guides, our whole schedule was essentially planned out and we…

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Postcard 18.1: Beijing, China

If you were to ask me — say, three years ago — where China stood on my list of places to visit in my lifetime, it wouldn’t have been anywhere near the top. I have to be honest — I had dreams of riding a gondola in Venice, riding a mule in Greece or even…