DAY 6 | January 17
Today we had a white morning as we woke up to a couple centimeters of snow!
Then we visited the historic Tiananmen Square. It is encouraged not to talk about the events that happened here with the local Chinese people as it is a very sensitive subject that it is not taught or explained in their society. In the square, local people like taking pictures with foreigners as they might be the first non Asian person they ever see!
From there we went to a nearby restaurant where the chef used to cook for chairman Mao. From there, we walked to the Forbidden City! I will let pictures explain this visit:
I also managed to take a picture by the tree of love 💕 We then walked to the top of a mountain and got the Birdseye view of Beijing. I saw buildings and more buildings in every direction as far as the eye can see.
We then headed back to change into business casual apparel in preparation for our closing ceremony. It was decorated nicely with pizza and snacks. Grace, Sarah, and Rain put together a nice slideshow for us which made me so grateful for the experience and made me sad to say goodbye to them and to Beijing.
After that, I encouraged a couple people to go go-karting on our last night in Beijing before we go to Hangzhao. We got off the taxi and bought our group tickets. It was such a fun night! First we did all guys, then all girls, and the last one anyone who wanted to go again. I got second the first round and first the last round!
Then off to bed at 12:30am with a 6am wake up call the next morning.