China Day 4 (Beijing-Tianjin)
We started off the day visiting the Temple of Heaven. Lina said that this was where the Emperor used to make sacrifices to appease their god in order to have a good harvest. She also said that a lot of people go their to exercise. There were certainly a lot of people there. The thing I liked most about this visit was discovering the Chinese version of hackey-sack. I don't know what you call the contraption, but the thing with feathers is way more fun to kick around than a hackey-sack ever has been for me. The architecture of this place was amazing and every day I am more and more impressed by it. We then went on the train to Tianjin and had to say goodbye to Lina. She was an awesome tour guide and it is kind of saddening that she can't come with us for the rest of the trip. Tianjin seems like a very cool city with a lot of students. We ate dinner at a Korean restaurant and the food was some of the best I've had so far. Not quite as good as the Roast Duck, but I really liked the meat that we grilled. I thought it was a very interesting way of preparing the food, I hadn't seen anything like it before. The restaurant really had a Korean feel to it, from the food to the outfits of the employee's. I was also very happy to learn that our hotel room here has air conditioning, but it is a bit discouraging that there is hardly any privacy for the bathroom and there is no where to put our clothes aside from our suitcase. Excited for the first day of class tomorrow!