Waking up this early morning, we ate a delicious Chinese style breakfast. It was tasty but quick because we had to save time to get to know our instructors and the Where There be Dragons Program. After a fun morning of name games and orientation activities we strolled down the beautiful streets of Lijiang which differed greatly from the streets of Beijing. We came upon a small restaurant were we enjoyed a delicious meal and used Chinese food etiquette that we were just taught. We soon hoped on vans and traveled two hours through the scenic route towards are hiking destination. We began the first leg of the Tiger Leaping Gorge and it was challenging but fulfilling.