Goodbye Beijing, Hello Chengdu
This morning we packed up our bags, parked them under a net in the hotel lobby and made our way into the maze of hutongs behind our hotel. It was our first time divided into our three traveling groups. We made our way through narrow alleys to an outdoor market. It was filled with stalls for fruits and vegetables, tea, live fish and massive hunks of meat. We sampled cookies made from a four foot wide, paper thin crepe-like pancake, made while we watched and then, while warm, folded and folded and folded into neat little packages. Everyone declared it delicious.
Justin stopped for a yogurt on the street in a returnable clay pot with a paper lid. No bartering for price this time, and no singing to lower the price, either!
The birthday girl on the flight to Chengdu.
At the airport the students were whisked off to the school where the host families greeted them, and brought them home. We will see them at school tomorrow.
Happy Birthday Katherine!