I love the location of Omeida being surrounded by those iconic spire mountains. When I had time to bike around, I went off into the hills and villages. Such beautiful landscape. The teachers and staff at the school are superb. They went out of their way to make me feel comfortable, and it felt like home. I will miss their warm hearts and big smiles. I was definitely speaking more Mandarin than I thought I would by the time I left. If I had stayed one more month, I would have become very conversant. I had to work hard, no doubt, but the encouragement helped, too.”