Wow. There are so many people. And so many bikes. And so many mopeds. You have to keep your head on a swivel anytime you are outside. Did I mention how many people are here? On Wednesday we ate donkey for lunch. That’s right, donkey. It tasted OK but was a little fatty. Then we went with some students and teachers and did KTV. This is a phenomenon. It is a Kareoke parlor with a bunch of private rooms with couches, big screen TV’s, and microphones. You can pick from thousands of songs and it was a blast. Shy and timid Chinese students became rock stars with a mic in their hand. On Thursday we drove 4 hours one-way to visit the Great Wall of China. It was phenomenal. We got to lift up the whole nation of China while walking on the wall and one of the teachers Jimmy we were with said he has never done that and “his mind was blown.”
Today (Friday) we traveled from Baoding to Lang Fang (pronounced “Long Fong”) for our last stop. We had lunch with a school official–the head of foreign affairs for the university and his favorite movie was Braveheart! What are the chances?! This afternoon we toured the city and then had dinner with students Jane, Dandan, Mango (isn’t that the best?). Buddhist Eric, and teachers Josh, Christina, and Jamie. Please remember them, especially Eric. I hope you had a great week!