Conner's Embarkment -- Day One
Trip Start Mar 18, 2012
31Trip End Apr 01, 2012
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I woke up at 6:01 AM and ate breakfast at 6:32 AM. I know I might be giving you too much miniscule data right now, but just bare with me, it's my personality. To me, I thought I would try to avoid meat in general while I was in China, but I was tempted, and the bacon was the best bacon I have ever tried. Sorry mom.
Tour guide: Anthony
After breakfast and everyone was ready, we walked over to Tiananmen Square
Walking through the gates of the Forbidden City was defiantly a break taking experience compared to the photos in the movies and Internet. I got some great pictures on my phone, but I couldn’t really upload them all. Amid all of the people there, there were these Chinese girls who wanted to take pictures with me. I had no idea what was going on. In total, I had 14 girls come up to me and take pictures with me. If anybody knows if I look like an actor/singer, please ping me, I am interested. Also, our group found this little Asian boy with an OU hat on; I got a picture of it. Sadly, I didn’t upload it, but you can find it here. After the Forbidden City maze, we had lunch. I loved the tea and meat, but I also got to endeavor the fish eyeball socket (Hint: John ate it before me, so I get the left overs).
After my digestion kicked in, we arrived at the Temple of Heaven by a bushere. We then arrived at the pearl factory, have to admit, I look pretty tough in a pearl necklace.
After Ellie buying up all the pearls (Insert winkey-face) we awaited our massive Peking duck meal. Personally I wasn’t a huge fan and Trey threw up in the bathroom, but overall, it was an “ok” dinner. We were later going to tour around the markets in Beijing, but apparently Chris and I fell asleep in our room. I wanted to taste scorpions!
As you can see, we are very busy and are having tons of excitement. I hope to see you all in the next blog post.