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Day 2


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Okay so today was my 2nd day in China (and Beijing)

Fun fact about China #1: You CANNOT drink the tap water. And this is not just because we aren't used to it (like Mexico)... even those who live here all the time have to boil their tap water first. So, we are forced to drink nothing but bottled water, haha.

Today we all went to Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden Palace, and a Kung Fu play (sorta)

Argh its hard to remember my day when I'm so exhausted... its 10:40pm right now (9:40am in NY)...

Soooo lets see, what happened today.

Well, Tiananmen Square was VERY cool... but sadly in both senses of the word. It was so windy, I almost couldn't walk forward, lol. I wish I could show you guys the pictures, but I forgot my cable to connect my camera to the laptop...

There were police everywhere (and in really neat little uniforms). Then, we went right from the square to the forbidden palace. That place was GORGEOUS. Too bad it reminded me too much of Japan, yet was sadly far too different. I spent a lot of money in their gift-shop too. There were more police in the palace than the square (obviously).

Then we had an AMAZING lunch at a 5 star hotel... nicer than our 5 star hotel, but the food isn't as good, so meeeeeh.

Then after lunch we went shopping in this really neat district (of which I don't know the name). They had this hugeee street filled with food vendors selling everything from snake on a stick, to fried starfish, mmmm

Speaking of food, so far all I've been able to eat is eggplant, rice, and bok choy.

After shopping, we had dinner, then went to a Kung Fu play. I call it a play, because it was half story line, half blatant showing off of Kung Fu talent in an almost dance like manner. Needless to say I was the only one of our group who stayed awake for the whole time.

And then we came back here, huzzah! haha
I feel bad cuz I'd type more if I wasn't about to pass out (its been a real long day)


P.S. I got accepted into Northeastern, YES XD

Posted by SoraChan 06:16 Archived in China

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