Last year on Independence Day aka The Fourth of July Holiday, I was in China. My school decided to take all of us teachers (3 centers combined…150-200 peeps I think) to the Grasslands in Inner Mongolia (内蒙古）- the greenest and bluest side of China
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Travel to Inner Mongolia: Highs and Lows
Green, Green, and more Green
Traditional Mongolian costume dress up time
The 2nd Horse Ride in which I rode the horse by myself with no one pulling me. That means I was going too fast to take a picture…
Us foreigners dancing on a big stage
The Horse show
That poncho that kept me warm because I forgot to bring a jacket
Staying overnight in a Yurt
*** Obviously there will not be pictures for the LOWS. >_<
The 8 hour bus ride from Beijing
Every hour a tour guide will speak for like an hour in a microphone while I’m trying to sleep
The school had us go through a tour 🙁 So we basically did tourist trappy things
The school didn’t tell us we would have to shuffle out 500 kuai for this one day grassland activity stuff
The 1st horse ride was supposed to be 45 mins but it was only 10
The food!!! It was the same meal 3X a day for 4 days -_- Except for the lamb and jerky
However, this was overall an amazing experience worth sacrificing my American Independence Day festivities for. Thanks to the barbecue, fresh air, and the taste of another culture.
If you’re American, what do you do for Independence Day? If you are NOT American, when is your Independence or National Day and what festivities do you have planned? Respond in the comments below
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