Smith College Squash goes to Beijing!

Well perhaps not the entire team!  Co-Captain Elizabeth Guyman went to watch the Beijing Olympics with her family – and now Jr. Luisa Tsang is there as part of Smith College’s fantastic semester-abroad program.  Smith College Squash is one of the few programs that actually encourage their athletes to go abroad – obviously hoping that they will stay in shape and play squash – or perhaps another racquet sport.

Luisa Tsang, Smith Squash & the Great Wall of China!

Luisa Tsang, Smith Squash & the Great Wall of China!

Luisa writes from Beijing:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TIM!!!!!!!!

Hope you had a wonderful day!

I have contacted alumna Kirsten Wallace Fisher, but the places she named are 1hr away from Peking University…SO i decided to play badminton instead. In fact, I’m playing it today at 4pm! It’s not squash, but it’s better than nothing. =) The badminton club is starting to recruit new students now, so I’m trying to join (if only I can figure how Chinese “dailyjolts” work, it would be an easier process).

Luisa Tsang, Smith College Squash & a Fried Scorpion - yummy!

Luisa Tsang, Smith College Squash & a Fried Scorpion - yummy!

I’ve attached a picture of being on the Great Wall and of me eating a fried scorpion on the streets. We went to the Olympic stadium over the weekend and made a human pyramid. The Chinese have apparently not seen foreigners form pyramids because a huge crowd were taking pictures of us instead of the stadium. I’ll be going to Xi’An this weekend to check out the terra cottas and to ride a bike on top of the city wall. Other than that, I’ve been working at a Traditional Chinese Medicine clinic and helping patients do cupping (I got a patient’s arm on fire once….).

Anyways, I hope Squash Team is going well! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!
-Luisa

Luisa Tsang, Smith Squash, bikes in Beijing!

Luisa Tsang, Smith Squash, bikes in Beijing!

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