LOST CITY FOUND UNDERWATER IN CHINA
Qiandao Lake is a man-made lake located in Chun’an County, China, where archeologists have discovered in 2001 ruins of an underwater city. The city is at a depth of 26-40 meters and was named “Lion City”. There would have been 290 000 people living in this city during more than 1300 years. Touristic expeditions are projected.
What isn’t cultural appropration:
• Trying/eating/making a culture’s food
• Listening to that culture’s music
• Watching that culture’s movies
• Reading that culture’s books
• Appreciating that culture’s art
• Wearing that culture’s clothing IF in a setting…
The only thing that’s been really annoying on this trip so far is my complete lack of ability to recognize that I’m having fun with people I love, and live in the present. Usually when I’m traveling, I’m better at doing so, but this time, everything seems to just be going by so ridiculously fast that all I’ve managed to think about is having to fly home from Barcelona on Friday to take exams, while my sister and her husband get to stay here for another 2 weeks. Maybe it’s because it’s pretty much given that she’s not coming to my graduation, or that when I move out to California for college she’ll be stuck at the Apple HQ in Cupertino practically full time, but whatever it is, I don’t know why I’m so focused on the inevitable end of this experience that can’t stay in the moment for longer than a few minutes. Combined with my anxiety about IB exams starting in less than a month, and complete guilt over the fact that I haven’t stuck to my study schedule at all, right now I just want to curl up in my hotel room until I can get this feeling to go away.