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June 1st 2009
Published: September 4th 2009
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This past weekend was Duan Wu (Dragon Boat Festival) in China. As a national holiday, we got a four day weekend off from school. For this holiday, I went to Inner Mongolia as part of a CPITS (China Palance International Travel Service) tour. I am usually not a fan of tours, but this I had a really good time over the weekend. I decided to be adventurous and join a tour to meet some new people. A new friend, Johanna whom I had just met days earlier organized students from Tsinghua to go, so I decided to jump on board. It was the weekend of a lifetime filled with vans going at 120 mph, yurts, horses, camels, grasslands, deserts and lots of laughter.

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Our own sweet van ride...Our own sweet van ride...
Our own sweet van ride...

The boys just had to get out and push it so it would start... ;)
Exit to the Great WallExit to the Great Wall
Exit to the Great Wall

We didn't stop, but it was on our way to Inner Mongolia
Arriving in the grasslandsArriving in the grasslands
Arriving in the grasslands

We were welcomed by a crew of Mongolian people. They sang songs and did a traditional welcome. We had to drink this alcohol--bai jiu like stuff.

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