Songyang was very different from what I thought it was going to be. Not only was it abundant with natural beauty, it was also surrounded by big tall mountains and filled with small cozy remote villages. These spots provide moments of solace and tranquility. The brick-red soil was prominent all over Songyang, representing the importance of natural preservation. The tourist spots were spared from economic injustice, and still included the houses of locals as well as their craftmanship, which was interesting to see. I was very grateful that I was given this opportunity to travel in Songyang, and to take a breather from school.