Six students from the University of Pittsburgh Honors College trek across Mongolia in search of illumination, perspective, and the perfect cup of Yak-milk tea.

Thursday, May 19, 2005

Keeping It as Vanilla as Possible

Today was spent traveling to the Forbidden City and through many Buddist temples, the most interesting of which had the tallest Buddha statues I had ever seen! It was great. Later we saw the Peking Opera, which was all kinds of fabulous. In fact, the experience was well beyond verbal description. We had a very pleasant lunch at the Bamboo Garden hotel. Though we scaled no Great Walls today I feel just as tired as I did yesterday. Go Beijing...We also had vanilla ice cream.