Beijing!! Part 1
Okay so we are officially on our long vacation and we are soooo thrilled about it!! Getting to Beijing was quite the long day, but we made it and we're so happy to be there. We took a tuk-tuk to the bus station, bus, flight, and taxi to make it to our hostel. We left at 1pm from Guzhen and got to Beijing around 2am....so we were exhausted but happy to be in the cooler weather.
The first day we got there we went to Sun Park which we were hoping would be a huge amusement park with rides and a water park....but sadly it turned out to be an abandoned kiddy park hahah. It was a huge park but nothing like we expected, we had to take 5 different metros to get there so we were tired and walked and walked and walked around to find something cool but there wasn't much. However, we found Coke so I was super happy! My hat in the picture says LGLO and it is a hat that my good friend Taylor Downey created, meaning Love God Love Others, and I was so excited to wear it. I am so proud of him for being brave to create this brand, and I recommend it to everyone!! Such a cute hat with an even greater meaning.
The second day we headed to Tieneman Square, and tried to see some historical sites. This day also ended up being one where we walked and walked and walked, but it was beautiful!! It was fun to be in a big city and it was the Chinese national Holliday so there were flags and people EVERYWHERE. my favorite part of this day (besides eating real burgers at a real Sizzler restaurant haha) was meeting our new friends from Australia. Nicholas, Ben, and Max ended joining us for the day of sight seeing, and it was so fun hearing about their culture and comparing accents. After a day of seeing the city we headed back to the hostel. There we met 3 French boys and another Australian where we traded stories, ate dinner and played guitar/sang/played cards and it was so fun!! Then we headed to bed for a short while before waking up early for the next day!