Today was our last day in Beijing which was kind of sad but also exciting because I know we have a lot more time here in China. To start the day off we went to the Temple of Heaven which is another truly amazing landmark in Beijing. i thought it was interesting when Lina (our tour guide) told us that they use to perform human sacrifices at this temple. Then we went to a shopping mall which was really fun because they sold a lot of knock-off American brands and it was especially fun bartering with the sales clerks. Next, we took a bullet train to Tianjin which was exciting because I have never been on a train that fast. Finally, we arrived at our hotel in Tianjin and had dinner with a couple of the Chinese students which was very exciting for me because it was nice to talk to people our own age and I learned a little bit about their culture. I found out that many of the students here do not like to drink alcohol like many American students do. Also, I noticed that they are just as interested about learning our culture as we are about theirs. I am excited to learn more about their way of life and their view on the world.
5/19/12 Last day in Beijing and arrival to Tianjin
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