On the first day we got together in our color groups and got our luggage tags. We then went to the bus and loaded our luggage underneath the bus because it is a long trip to the ShenZhen border. The bus ride was about an hour and we talked and played card games on the way there. When we arrived a the border, we unloaded our luggage and went through immigration and customs. When we left the border, we got our sandwiches and cookies.
We left and took a five and a half hour bus trip to the hotel. The bus ride was boring because I did not sleep at all on the bus, we also played more card games and talked. When we arrived at the hotel we unloaded our luggage and met our group teachers. We then settled into our rooms and cleaned up ourselves and then went back downstairs.
My group went outside to the grass field and played some games, then introduced ourselves. When we were done we went back on the bus and went to the park to do the amazing race.
When we arrived at the park, we went inside and got briefed by the dragonfly staff. The challenge was to find all the statues/areas in the park. The thing we had to do when we found the place was to take a picture with everyone else in the background of the image except the camera man. My group managed to take all nine of the photos, but when we were heading to the eighth statue we saw a dragonfly staff and he said that to get to the eighth area, we had to create a tribal dance for 15 seconds. I did it then took the last two photos. When we arrived at the finish line, it turns out that we came third place but thats okay.
When everyone came in we had some water then got back on the bus. It was 5:45 when we arrived back. We had dinner but it was not that yummy.
We went downstairs and walked to a market to interview shopkeepers and customers for our unit of inquiry. My roommate got sick so he went back to hotel early and lied down in bed. The nurse went to check on him and give him some medicine. I finished the interview with a different friend then we all went back to the hotel.
I went to my room and saw the nurse and my friend. When the teacher left I changed my clothes and brushed my teeth. I finished my daily refection and watched some TV with my roommate. Another teacher came to our room at around 9:50 to check on my friend and tell us that it was lights out time.