29 Aug 2019 World Rowing University Regatta
Ten women from the University of Cambridge travelled to Xi’an in China last week to compete in the 2019 World Rowing University Regatta.
We heard from Pippa Whittaker about the trip,
I had a great trip! China exceeded my expectations! Our wonderful hosts put so much thought and effort into the event, we felt like celebrities walking around and posing for photos.
Xi’an is probably the friendliest place in the world too, I don’t think we managed a meal out of the hotel without receiving a gift! My highlight was probably going for a jog around the old city wall with Alice and getting roped in to joining in with Tai Chi and table tennis with the locals. Really glad they weren’t the sports we were invited for though, as we got a lot of laughter for our efforts.
Only learnt two Chinese words in the entire week (languages aren’t my thing) but would like to say “Xièxiè” – Thank you to the organisers of the event for a fantastic experience!