I slept until 11:00 this morning when Faye gave me a call. Those over-the-counter sleeping pills work pretty well! Faye graciously arranged to take me on a tour of some areas that the group will not get to see when we return to Beijing. I wish I could remember the exact names of the places we visited! We started out a Buddhist temple — the only one in Beijing. It was interesting to young people there worshiping. Next, we went to the old downtown area where we climbed the bell tower, visited an actual Chinese home, and toured the gardens of a former prime minister; we’re toured through this area by bicycle taxi. We then visited the Holy Gardens(?). I took lots of photos of all of these places. I purchased and downloaded Adobe Photoshop Album 2.0 after I returned to my room so I’ll hopefully be able to easily create an online photo album of the trip.
Day 2: Touring Beijing