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A Great Day in Chengde

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Today was another great day! We all woke up a little sore from yesterday and a little tired! It was a nice surprise when we went downstairs and breakfast looked pretty much like the breakfast we were used to at home :) After eating we were off to the Imperial Summer Palace. The palace was built as a Summer house for the emperor, empress and the concubines. Because it was a summer house it was not built very beautiful and was a place for the emperor to relax. However it was still unbelievable, the complex was enormous! We hiked the "Mini Great Wall". It was tough also, but after yesterday we could handle anything! Next it was off to do some paper cutting! The women doing all the paper cutting was amazing! She made the most beautiful designs. She told us she used to work at Epcot at a paper cutting station! It was really interesting to see all the different designs. It could take up to 2 years just to do one cut out! They truly were stunning artwork and I had so much fun learning about the art of paper cutting!! :)
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Karen Wells said...

Once again, you mentioned some things that no one else has mentioned. The paper cutter worked at Epcot for awhile and it can take up to two years to do one cut. I love reading all the blogs; you each have a different perspective that when read all together, tell the story of a pretty remarkable adventure. Karen Wells DSA South Africa

Changing Connections said...

Your photos are wonderful, and I like that you upload them and add them to your posts.

RJ Stangherlin
PA DEN Leadership Council Blog Coordinator

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Essential Programs Details

Duration 15 days
When August 4th - 18th, 2009
Focus History/Culture
Martial Arts
Modern/Ancient Architecture