I can't believe we haven't even been in Beijing for 24 hours and we have done so much. This whole day has been really awesome and has made me more excited for the month to come. We started out the day touring the Forbidden City. Our tour guide, Lina, was so nice and I learned a lot from her. She explained to us how there were a total of 9999.4 rooms in the entire Forbidden City. If the emperor wanted to spend a night in each room, it would take a total of 27 years! Lina also explained how part of the Forbidden City had a very uneven stone walkway. This was so people walking had to look down when they walked to watch their step and forced them to bow to the emperor. After the tour, we had lunch at a traditional Chinese home. Lunch started off with four plates of food in the middle and they kept bringing more and more plates for us to share; dinner was the same. They were both delicious. We decided to see an acrobatic show during the evening. My favorite part was when the seven motorcyclists were driving around in the circular cage. It was so fun to watch how talented they are. At the end of the night, all of us students walked around for a bit. Everyone has been so nice and I'm glad we're on this trip together.