Hello! My name is Nick Sokoll, and I have been at Westtown since seventh grade! For my Senior Project, I am departing on a trip to the opposite side of the world to explore the nation of China. I speak no Mandarin and have never been to Asia, which makes this trip all the more exciting to me. I initially became interested in exploring the East in my World Religions course with Teacher Brian. We were learning about the religions of the world, and I did a project on Chinese Pure Land Buddhism. Ever since learning about this fascinating form of Buddhism, I knew that I needed to explore China.
On this trip, we will be visiting seven different cities around the country, ranging from the ultra-modern cities of Hong Kong and Shanghai to Xi’an, home of the Terra-Cotta Warriors. My flight leaves in just a couple of hours, and I still have an essay to write for my English class, so this is all for now! I will keep you all updated, through this blog, as I explore the opposite side of the world. 謝謝, thank you!