Somewhere Between Heaven and Earth
Today was a very full day of firsts. We began the day with our first trip on a Beijing public bus, to the “Dirt Market,” a big outdoor flea market where the kids tried their hand at bartering (another first.) After lunch, it was off to the Temple of Heaven for a taste of enlightenment, magnificent architecture, and a glimpse into the daily lives of Chinese folks gathering, singing, dancing, and playing in the park. Then, it was back to the hotel, via the Beijing subway, for a dumpling dinner. After dinner some of the students went for a walk to a restored hutong shopping area.