Today was a great day, although it had a rocky beginning. My roommate and I slept in passed our wake up call, so we missed breakfast and were thirty minutes late to the bus. Since I was in a rush, I forgot my camera. We were out pretty late the night before and actually hung out with the locals. We ended up eating crawfish and fried snake. It was definitely a fun and interesting experience.
The trip today was to the olympic square/area in Beijing. The group was able to walk around both the olympic stadium and the Water Cube. The stadium was truly breathtaking. The stadium seats around 90,000 individuals, which is about 30,000 more than most NFL stadiums. It's a picture that cannot be put into words or a "picture." To be able to stand in something that seats so many people from the world that everyone is watching is pretty moving. The Water Cube was pretty cool, it also had a water park that looked like it would be a lot of fun.
Afterwards we went to a tea house, for a tea tasting ceremony. It was a lot more fun than I though it would be, and it might've one of the most fun moments on the trip so far. The lady hosting the ceremony was very nice, and had a few cool and unexpected tricks involving tea. For dinner we had the infamous Peking Duck meal. The room we ate in was very nice, and we all had it to our selves. The duck was very tasty and very juicy. It was really great meal. It was a great meal to end a great day, and a great trip to Beijing.