Good morning Beijing – Start day 2

With the smaller room sizes in some hotels in China, Mia and Becca are taking turns staying with Grandma Lois in her room. Last night was Mia’s turn to stay with Grandma in her room directly across the hall.

The time difference in China is 11 hours ahead of Central Standard Time in the US. We were all so tired from traveling last night so we went to bed early. The problem with early was Mia & Becca were awake at 4:30 am local time.The good news seems to be the cartoons on television are just as fun in China–even if she doesn’t now the language.

Today is a festival day in China, the Duan Wu Jie (Rice dumpling festival) and Qu Yuan. The festival always falls on the 5th day of the 5th month of the Chinese lunar calendar. To celebrate the people eat Zongzi or a glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves for flavor. The day is marked by eating Zongzi and racing dragon boats.

The is the start to our first fun day in China!


One Response to “Good morning Beijing – Start day 2”

  1. Trina says:

    Can’t wait to hear and see more :)