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Location: Beijing

Today was a great first day in China. We started at the Great Wall of China for an amazing experience. With all the stairs being different sizes, it was honestly quite difficult but in the end, the view was completely worth it, and we could see for miles. After the hike, we took the bus to Dew Drop Little Flower to meet and interact with disabled orphans. Honestly, the experience was much better than I imagined. The connection I felt hanging out one on 1 with Quangyou (the child I was playing with) was truly life-changing. The way he smiled at me as we played together with toys made me happy. After, we all went back to the hotel to get ready for dinner. At dinner, we tried many new exotic foods such as Sweet and Sour Chicken, Leeks, sweet potato tempura, and much more. Everything was amazing, the food here in China is much better than I expected. Overall, my first day in China was great and I can’t wait for the rest of the trip.