Ponds, Pagodas, and Prayer at NanPuTuo Temple
A warm blanket of heat enveloped me as I clambered out of the group van. I had prepared for a fun school-organized trip to China, but hadn’t prepared for these conditions. Sure, I had faced high temperatures before, coming from sunny Southern California, but Xiamen’s sweltering heat still drew rivers of sweat from my forehead. Hot beads dripped down my neck as my group walked towards the towering...
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