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... were met by...no one! We checked all of the exits from the platform to make sure that people weren't waiting for us there, then we checked all of the exits to the station (the second biggest train station in all of Asia!) still to no avail. With frustration beginning to mount we figured that the internet would help solve that problem, or at least a way forward, so sought out a Mc Donalds, ordered a coffee with the last of our Yuan and logged onto Wifi. No ...
... yummy. I got some chocolate Oreos, just because I wanted to compare them with what I know, and other assorted naughtiness. When I got back, I opened the caramel candy, and was surprised to find it wrapped in a second wrapper underneath the first. We gave up on the others and went into the cafe that we've seen on campus. We weren't sure if we were allowed to eat in there, as we've got cards that can only be used at 3 different places, and the other restaurants ...
We had lunch at a famous restaurant, Huajia Yiyuan, where we have over 12 courses, once again on the lazy Susan. The food has been amazing! Slippery veggies are tough to grab with chopsticks.
We were all so punch drunk tired that everyone needed a nap. We barely made it to the 5:30 Arts and Crafts activity. We made kites, painted masks and did caligraphy. I learned that my name ...
... we returned to campus.
Anthony showed me where the hot water machine was on the floor, It was in the kitchen and the machine was huge. One woman in the room told us to only use it when the light was green because that meant that the water was completely boiled.
For the rest of the night, I started packing for the Silk Road trip. Then I fell asleep.
Today, I am finishing packing ...
... Great Wall it's seen from the distance and it unravels on top of the mountain like a long ribbon with towers every so often. I recommend to visit it once in lifetime.
From there we went to eat at a farmer house very close to the Great Wall. The family was moved to better housing in the past 5 years. Everything delicious. Now I master the use of chop sticks and the etiquette of Chinese manners at the table.