The first place we visited today was the temple of heaven. The temple of heaven is a place where Chinese people can exercise and pray. We also visited the electronic market which had many cool toys from watches to headphones. To buy a product the vendor has very high starting price for many cheap items such as a laser pointer. The vendor starts at 380 and I got him down to 30 yuan. I find it a pretty fun game negotiating a price. At lunch we ate at a hot pot. When I was eating there I would cook my vegetables and meat into the boiling water. Our tour guide Lynna told us to cook the meat for 3min and the vegetables for 5min. We had to get to Tianjin today to get settled into our new hotel rooms to begin our studies. We left Beijing and took a train to Tianjin it took about 40 min it was very fast since it was 76 miles. The train reached speeds close to 200mph and it was very very smooth. It was the fastest and smoothest train I have ever been on. Once we got to Tianjin we ate dinner with Chinese college students. I was able to talk to Martin and he told me about how he is a MIS major which is the same as mine.