Today was the most refreshing day in weeks. I woke up on the bus to everyone walking off and as I stumbled off my eyes brightened with the sight of a very green and colorful forest of bamboo. Still partially asleep I raised my camera to take a picture and without trying my picture was easily made beautiful. My lungs were finally cleared of the weeks of smog I had breathed in. Beijing and Tianjin did not have this quality of air or nature. This was the first time i couldn't see buildings or large numbers of people. Just walking through the trees cleared my mind. We came across shelters and other areas to sit and wondered how many weddings take place in an area like this. I hung back with Reign and we could have easily lost track of time and spent hours exploring the beauty of China's nature. I found many types of new flowers and trees but the creepiest thing was this long centipede I found in a crack. I normally hate big bugs like that but I was so interested in this area I stopped and played with it. Even though we spent just an hour here I felt completely rejuvenated from the break from bad air and masses of people. It is a great place for meditation.
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