Our first day included visiting the Forbidden City, experiencing cart trolleys, indulging in authentic Chinese dinner, and witnessing the magnificent acrobatic show. The highlight of my day was riding the trolley carts to an authentic Chinese house. This was the first time I had ever partaken in a trolley ride and also my first time experiencing authentic Chinese food. I felt bad for our bike guy as I guessed his weight to be 125 lbs while Erik and I weigh easily over 400lbs in combined weight. Our biker was quite friendly though and joked about how heavy we were, frequently comparing the size of his wrist to Erik's and then measuring bicep circumference. I am surprised at how thin Chinese individuals are though considering how much we have eaten in the last few days. We have had more food than I would have ever guessed. My first thought about food in China was that everyone would probably lose some weight due to the new diet but we have been fed very well. Meals such as the authentic Chinese food we all ate that day are not only provided in surplus but are delicious!
Authentic Chinese Dinner
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