Hello from China!
We arrived in China 4 days ago and have already experienced so much. The first night we were all exposed to our very first authentic Chinese meal. I think most people were surprised but found it pretty tasty. The next day (saturday) we were off bright and early to the Great Wall . I don’t think I was the only one to think it was mind-blowing. Wow. Amazing experience. Sunday, we were off to more Chinese History at the Temple of Heaven and the Dirt Market where everyone learned how to haggle and got ripped off at least once. Monday was our last full day in Beijing and a very long one. All in one day we saw the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and the Silk Market (once again, haggling, haggling, and more haggling). Today we walked around the back allies of Beijing where most people there live. After walking for a while we were back to the airport. Quick good-byes and off to our host families. As far as I know everyone is safe and sound with their new, temporary families. I will hopefully be able to post picture tomorrow.
See you soon!