Heyo mom and dad! Its Lindsey and Veronika, blogging day 4 of our trip! So today was incredibly eventful as each day has been.
First off, we made some new friends today! We visited a local high school in Beijing and traded performances with the other students, as well as email addresses. They first sang this sweet song in english (that neither of us actually recognized, but we loved it all the same), and then we sang Surgere Tentamus, as well as taught them some dance moves, including the Single Ladies Dance. We got to take a look at their classroom which was definitely different from Westridge. They taught us some Chinese characters as well, and while some of us played a game of hangman, Melia, Nicole and Caitlin owned the Chinese boys in a mini-basketball game.
After saying goodbye to our new friends, we left for yet another huge lunch. FYI mom and dad, we might need some new pants. We eat fantastic amounts of food. We then set off for the Lama Temple which was so so cool ! There was the 26 meter tall statue of Buddha, acknowledged in the Guinness Book of World Records, as well as one of the sutras and many Buddhist statues.
THen we took a fourty-minute busride journey to an acrobatics show. At one point we all thought one of the acrobats would not make it because he was BLINDFOLDED walking on a SPINNING WHEEL IN THE AIR and it was terrifying, but we all survived that scare (as did he, fortunately), and then set off for yet another huge dinner, where Melia successfully asked where the bathroom is in Chinese (sounds something like "tisoah tsai naar?"). A bunch of us played a music trivia game at dinner, where Mrs. Eichelberger showed her extensive musical knowledge. Then as we exited the four-story restaurant, it began to rain, and so the bus was well received by all. We then made our way back to the hotel and we are packing our bags to prepare to embark on a train journey tomorrow to Luo Yang! (spelled something like that).
Some of the pictures posted today are from past days, but we hope you enjoy them all the same.
From Veronika: Lara I can smell you all the way from China. Go take a shower. See ya layta, skayta.
Until next time! Leronika, OUT.