他们到达了!

March 21, 2013

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.

After taking a few minutes to freshen up, we went to Goubuli (the restaurant’s website all in Chinese… but it is really famous.) 

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.

Colin

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14 Responses

  1. Avatar Tracy Hiebert says:

    Thanks Colin for the welcome post..keep them coming! Have Fun.

  2. Avatar Kelly says:

    Have a blast Jess! Be safe. We love you!!!

  3. Avatar Gary says:

    Hi All ! !

    Looks like everyone is getting acclimated to the hustle and bustle of Beijing…Send some of that food this way, it looks great…Thanks for the video, it adds to this post!

    Ani, those veggies look wonderful!

    Have Fun ! ! !

    Gary

  4. Avatar Ann Cole says:

    Thanks for the update and the great video! The food looked great! A special thanks to Colin…Have fun!

  5. Avatar Michael Hornbach says:

    Thanks for the post! I hope the extra work with the chop sticks over break is paying off Leela. Take it all in.

  6. Avatar gramma marti herrick says:

    Hey Tucker, you all look so great, and the food looks fantastic. So glad your flight went so well!!! Take in the sights for me too. love gramma

  7. Avatar Lesley says:

    So good to see you everyone in China. Take lots of pics. Enjoy!!!!!!!

  8. Avatar Mark & Tammy says:

    Hope you have a great time Sierra take ton’s of pics. Can’t wait to see you when you get home and the pics.

  9. Avatar Grammy and Grandpa says:

    Hi Tucker, Hope you enjoy all the sights. We can compare notes when you get home to see how things have changed. We were there in 2007.
    Love from Alna!

  10. Avatar Hideo & Kanoko Yamaguchi says:

    Thank you for the lovely Video.
    Incredible! They are in only 4 hours away from our place (Tokyo).
    Can we jonin you ?????
    Enjoy !!!!!!!

  11. Avatar Eric's Aunt and Uncle, Ann and Peter says:

    Hope you’re having fun!! Bet you’ll like dumplings. Love ya.

  12. Avatar Mary Fessenden says:

    Wonderful to see everyone’s smiling faces! Miss you Brad enjoy this amazing experience .love mom

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