A year ago, in the summer of Grade 11 (this sounds ages ago!), I was given the opportunity to travel to China with a group of students...with no parents! Well of course there were teacher supervisors, but to know how easy it was to sneak out of the hotel...is honestly a joke.
To think that didn't want to go in the beginning with fears of being the oldest student, is something I deeply regret. China was...to say the least...the single most amazing experience I have ever had in my life thus far. I went in thinking that I was one of the oldest, and that I wouldn't make any friends. I have no idea why I do this all the time, but I always have my self-doubts.
When I found out that a friend I knew since Grade 9 was going on the trip as well, some of the weight came off of my shoulders. I was finally able to relax, take a chill pill and just enjoy! And besides, I ended up making many friends, for which I am grateful to have met.
However, this is not a post about making friends. Although it does have a big part in this, this post is really about taking chances to travel alone without your family to gain more experiences.
And the food...the food was amazing. I wish I had taken more photos of the food. I sincerely regret that. However, the taste will always remain in my memories (hehe).
Nevertheless, I have learned my lesson. Never pass by a traveling opportunity. I believe that everyone must take a pilgrimage to their home country at least once in their life.
More awesome in real life I tell you! Just wish I was there a year back when Usain Bolt beat the world record!
Carson and I chilling with the Olympic Mascots. I wish I brought one home!!
I assure you, I didn't eat any of that! Only in China...
Why can't Canada have such goodness?
Friends!!!! I think we should get together soon!! ? YES?
This was when I conquered the Great Wall!! Well there is one thing for sure, I didn't like wearing these green shirts. We stood out like Christmas lights!!!