BC: Ming Tombs
FC: China 2 0 1 3
1: Saturday: Shanghai
2: Sunday: Shanghai | "My favorite was probably the sculptures just because a lot of them were unique and very original." | "I enjoyed taking pictures and seeing Shanghai because it reminded me of cities in the US with lots of skyscrapers and people."
3: The Bund
4: Monday: Hangzhou | "The West Lake was pretty but it was raining so I don't think it was as pretty as it could have been." | West Lake
5: "I was excited to go to the tea plantation because that was what Tiffany and I did for our presentation."
6: Tuesday: Xi'an | Xi'an Museum
7: Wednesday: Xi'an
8: "At first, I didn't understand what was so fascinating about them, but when we arrived in the first pit and I realized all the warriors had been made one by one thousands of years ago, I understood why people regarded them so highly."
9: Xi'an City Wall | Dumpling Banquet & Show
10: Thursday: Beijing | "It was exciting and nerve-racking, as some of the performers balanced on chairs stacked upon each other, went up and down tiny steps on their hands, and even did flips on bouncy ropes. This was definitely one of my favorite parts of the trip so far." | Acrobat Show
11: Friday: Beijing
12: "Today was one of the days I was looking forward to the most from the start of the trip - we were climbing the Great Wall. It was a lot harder than I expected it to be...although I was panting when I got to the top of the wall, it felt really good to make it and be able to say you climbed the Great Wall of China. It was definitely one of my favorite things I've done since I've moved to Asia."
13: Saturday: Beijing | "Tim said the palace was a lot prettier in the summer with flowers and trees, but I think we got a good day to sightsee around Beijing because it was around 45 degrees." | Summer Palace
14: Temple of Heaven
15: Sunday: Beijing | "The only thing I really didn't like was the constant staring and picture taking just because I was white, especially in the smaller cities like Hangzhou, but other than that, I'm glad I chose this trip. It was my first trip to China, and I think I experienced and saw the basic things you should when you visit China. "