Expo Garden and Interaction with Local Students

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July 20th 2011
Published: July 20th 2011
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Good morning. Yesterday (July 20), we visited the World Horti-Expo GardenThe World Horti-Expo Garden is a botanical garden center in Kunming. It played host to the October 1999 Kunming International Horticulture Exposition. As an international botanical garden, the Expo Garden has become a significant Kunming landmark.
The World Horti-Expo Garden covers an area of 218 hectares and is consisted of 5 indoor exhibition halls (China Hall, the Man and Nature Hall, the Green House, the Science and Technology Hall, and the International Hall), 6 theme gardens (the Tree Garden, the Tea Garden, the Bonsai Garden, the Medicinal Herb Garden, the Bamboo Garden, and the Vegetable and Fruit Garden) and 34 outdoor gardens of domestic participants, 34 outdoor gardens for foreign countries and international organizational and 9 outdoor exhibition area for the enterprise participants.
The World-expo Garden was designed to be in "perfect harmony" with the surrounding mountains, waters and forest, showing that it originates from and return to the nature. It has hosted a large collection of horticultural and gardening works from different Chinese provinces and municipalities, and also from all over the world. You may notice that some pictures are black and white except for yellow as a colour. The students liked this special effect which is why I have posted these pictures on the blog.

The afternoon was spent socializing and interacting with local No. 8 Middle School students through stimulating conversations, local student performances, school tour, gift exchange, playing basketball, pingpong together. In order to make it on time for our evening flight, we had a quick dinner at a restaurant that specialized in a noodle soup called "crossing-over the bridge noodle soup". We boarded the plane by approximately 9 pm from Kunming and arrived quite late at our hotel in XiShuangbanna.

We are presently staying at the Golden Banna Hotel (www.gbnhotel.com. To reach your child's room, I've been informed that you must call: 0691 2136666 and request for their room number. The room numbers are the following:

Cindy W./Chen C. Room 6504
Yifan L. / Daniel L. - Room 6119
Ashley M. / Sally W. - Room 6506
Devon W. / Glen Z.: Room 6212
Yolsun M. / Chen Xi Z.: Room 6216
Qiumin Y. - Room 6508

Kelly L. / Samantha K. Room 6526
Lecheng C. / Antonio K.: Room 6512
James R. / Tony L.: Room 6112
Wenna D. / Julia Q.: Room 6527
Christine L. / Lily Z.: Room 6518

Kevin Z. / Hanyu Z.: Room 6217
Lin Yuan S. / Ze Hua H.: Room 6219
Qiu Yi Z. / Si Yi Liu: Room 6509
Owen Danny L. / Chang Leon L: Room 6220.
Hanyan Z. / Jenny Z.: Room 6517
Jason S. / Sebastian C. Room 6102

Katie A. / Ruoyang J.: Room 6529
Rong Tan W. / Bill J. Room 6203
Zheng Yu G. / Zhenyu L: Room 6204
Jessica L. / Kexin Z.: Room 6519
Jiahua L / Andrew L.: Room 6211

I'll write again with pictures as soon as I have the opportunity to do so. Thank you.

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24th July 2011
Expo Garden

OMG look it's us!!
Some great memories =) Days really did pass really quickly...

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