Friday, April 2, 2010

Off to Huangshan!

Monday is "Tomb Sweeping Day" in China, a national holiday meant for getting together with family and remembering loved ones who've died. (And, quite literally, cleaning off their graves and offering gifts.) It's a national holiday, which means our first day off of the semester. We're celebrating by heading to Huangshan, China's "Yellow Mountain." Huangshan is part of a mountain range in nearby Anhui province that is the subject of many iconic paintings and images.
To get there, we're taking a train to Hangzhou tonight and will then take a four-hour bus ride from there to the town of Tangkou tomorrow. Not a bad place to celebrate Easter!
(Picture stolen from

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