we woke up this morning (to the sound of honking cars outside our hotel) at 6:30, which meant we had about 7 hours of greeeat sleep.
we had a huge breakfast and met more of our group, then we all set out at 8:45 for some sight-seeing. first stop-tian'anmen square and the forbidden city. this place is huge! T-square is actually the largest square in the world. it was windy and a little cold, but neat. the big picture of the man behind us is chairman mao. he is the one who established china's infamous "one child policy," which turns out to be the very reason why we are getting a daughter from here. interesting, huh?