This trip so far has been everything I knew it would be and so much more. My host family has been nothing but sweet to me these past few days and I am so happy to be here. I have already experienced so many new things, like trying the new foods, going to small shops along one long road, and even recovering from the major jet lag. We’ve been to Tiananmen Square, The Forbidden City, and a gorgeous Beijing Art Museum. I am so incredibly happy to be here. There is so much more to yet be discovered, and I for one can not wait to see it all.