Went to Tienanmen Square and the Forbidden City. It was really hot and the crush of people was quite intimidating. Hard to get a cup of coffee so went without today. There is a Starbucks somewhere around here but I had no time to scope it out and they didn’t serve it in the cafeteria here. My room is quite comfortable. Our group attracts a lot of attention- particularly because Jarrod is 6′ 7′. ‘ We routinely are asked by people here if they can stand with us when they take a picture.
Tomorrow we have an academic orientation and then to the Pearl Market and the Temple of Heaven.