We woke up on August 4th ate a quick breakfast and then conquered the city walls of Xian, biking a total of 9 miles around the center. A few brave souls even rode tandem. After biking we headed to a silk factory to witness the Chinese art and shop at the factory. We ended the day with a shopping trip down the Muslim street before getting on the overnight train to Beijing. We picked up dinner at a McDonalds before getting on. Waking up on August 4th with a few hours left of the ride we finally arrived in Beijing at around 9am, showered and then headed to lunch. Having eaten lunch we met up with our friends from the group homes and headed to a Chinese version of Chuck E Cheese, where, unfortunately, adults were segregated from the ball pit. A few hours of fun later the kids were dropped off and we headed to the restaurant we ate at our first night in Beijing. The day ended with a walk to an amazing park complete with pool, ping pong, exercise machines, and motor cars.
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