Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Touring with Bruce
Over spring break, students and faculty chaperones traveled to Shanghai to visit Peddie's sister school, EFZ. Each student will enjoy a homestay experience with a fellow EFZ student, participate in a host of group activities and work on an independent project in conjunction with an EFZ student partner.
We arrived in Beijing tired and dirty after our overnight train, and were promptly placed into the loving care of our new tour guide, Bruce.
It proved to be an exciting day, despite the fact that we could not get within a hundred feet of Tiananmen Square, and that all restaurants were closed due to the meeting of Chinese officials in Beijing.
Breakfast was chicken burgers at the Chinese National Museum cafe, before a quick tour of the ancient artifacts and artifacts. We then went to the Forbidden City for a few hours. It was incredible to see the ancient architecture and artwork, and we all appreciated the incredible history as relayed to us by Bruce.
After lunch, Bruce led us to the Temple of Heaven, to see all that it had to offer.
We then were able to check into our hotel, shower, and quickly head back out to dinner at a famous Peking Duck House, generously hosted by Mr. Kong, father of Jason Kong ’17. All around, it was another great day with even better company!