Day 2 in Beijing
The second day here in Beijing was amazing. We got up early and went to the “Summer Palace.” That was very cool. We were able to climb up to the top and have an amazing view over the whole palace. Next, we took a boat ride over to the other side. On this side, I took a picture with very good looking Chinese girl. Her family told me I had to pay 10 U.S. dollars but they were only joking. We saw that there was a big screen T.V. right in the middle of the park. They had the Western Conference Finals game on between the L.A. Lakers and the Denver Nuggets. That was cool to watch some basketball in the U.S. here in China. Next, we went to a electronic store. This was interesting. We saw a variety of things. I learned that many companies contract with each other and rent out a space in the building. They all compete between one another. This is the reason there is so many people there and over 10 sections of the same thing. After that, we went out to lunch. This was very exciting for me. They had dancers who danced during lunch. They were very good looking Chinese women and wore very revealing clothes. You could definitely tell that there are more guys than girls on this trip because all of the guys started taking pictures and really getting into it. The food was very good and I enjoyed it a lot. After lunch, we went to the Olympic Stadiums. This by far has been the most exciting thing I have done so far. We were able to go to the “Birds Nest,” which was really amazing. We got to play Frisbee right on the Olympic Stadium floor. All I could think about was how this is a once in a lifetime opportunity and how many great athletes were on this floor. We saw the “Water Cube,” which is where Michael Phelps set many records. Everything we saw there was amazing. After that, we went to a tea shop and silk museum. This was interesting but really didn’t excite me that much. Finally, we went to dinner at an amazing restaurant. This meal is by far the 2nd best meal I have had. There was plenty of food and spicy food to go around. I don’t think I can eat anymore for awhile. Overall, today was good, it just became really long and tiresome due to the heat, walking, and the nonstop moving. I can’t wait to see what tomorrow has in store.