Sierra in Asia

Sierra, a senior majoring in marketing and member of SMU’s Cross Country and Track and Field teams, is participating this summer in SMU-in-Australia-and-Asia. The group will spend three weeks traveling in China to cities including Shanghai and Beijing, and then will spend three weeks in Western Australia.

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The Three Gorges Dam Project

This morning was a bit rough. I woke up with a raging fever and a bad cough. Rachael is sick too, so that makes two of us a little under par. It’s a good thing we have our “walking pharmacy,” aka Ricky, with us. So not to worry, we are getting better.

We visited the Three Gorges Dam Project today, the largest engineering project in the history of the world. The dam will supply 17 percent of China’s clean energy. Just over 1 million residents were resettled for this massive project. The dam is located on Zhongbao Island at Sandouping town in Yichang, Hubei. That evening we left for X’ian and arrived at the beautiful four-star New World Hotel.

Tomorrow we get to see one of the most famous discoveries in China, the Terracotta Warriors. Timing is also drawing near for our presentations, so we met with our individual groups again in the evening to outline our presentation.

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