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The Price is Right!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


We have had such a wonderful experience and have seen so many breath taking and historical sights over the past ten days, however I will have to admit that interacting with the local merchants has been a really fun and interesting experience for me and the students. We are currently staying at this cute little local inn located in Luoyang-Dengfeng which consists of refurbished farm houses near the Shaolin Temple. Each day we walk by a few local merchants on our way to our day's activities, and we have an opportunity to purchase some local goods. Although we do not speak the same language, we have no problem communicating about the price of the goods. Hand gestures, facial expressions and body movements all play a major roll as we both agree on the "right price". It is these simple acts that make me realize and appreciate the fact that we might come from two different continents and speak different languages, but apart from that, we really share many similarities at heart!

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2 comments:

Changing Connections said...

Rita,
I am assuming it's okay if I repost your blog post to PA DEN blog? You continue to wow me with the experiences you are all having on this Chinese cultural immersion. Fantastic!

RJ Stangherlin
PA DEN LC Blog Coordinator

Karen Wells said...

It is amazing how your group is realizing that we are all citizens of one huge world. This group of students gives me hope for a bright future.

Essential Programs Details

Duration 15 days
When August 1st - 14th, 2009
Focus History/Culture
Martial Arts
Modern/Ancient Architecture