They have arrived!
Everything was smooth. I was told that there were no major issues on the travels over here. The plane actually landed 45 minutes early! Tim P. joined us at the airport and the 31 of us hopped on a charted bus to head into Beijing. After spending some timing partaking in a well-known Beijing pastime (sitting in a traffic jam) we arrived to our hostel/hotel.
Dinner was yummy. We sampled a few of their famous baozi (a type of steamed dumpling) and a bunch of other 家常菜 (homestyle foods… the basics of Chinese food.) Most students did a pretty good job with the chopsticking and there were spoons to help finish off the end of the rice 😉
After dinner, we picked up four cases of water (and I already had 4 back in my room…) and headed back to The King’s Joy Hotel. Everyone was tired and by 9 pm everyone was either already asleep or just finishing up a bit of journaling before going to sleep. I am sure that that reflects all of the students’ sleep patterns during March break too.
Sorry I don’t have too many pictures today. But I am working on a video that I will put up in little while. I’ll update this post once it is online.
Tomorrow we have a busy day walking north along the central axis of Beijing, visiting Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the two parks that made up the backyard to the imperial palace. It will be a long day and we will do a LOT of walking. We’ll put up another post tomorrow night and I’ll try to do a video for tomorrow too.