Click click click. Click click click. Thats the sound of all the cameras in China photographing us. We look around and a menagerie of Chinese speaking Beijing men, women, and children (did we mention we are in Beijing!) were taking photos and videos of us. Twelve Americans walking through the Forbidden City is apparently something that doesn’t happen everyday. Everywhere we went people were standing next to us and taking photos. For one afternoon we knew what it felt like to be a celebrity- it’s exhausting and we definitely were feeling the culture shock!
Beijing was an amazing experience. It really is not something we have in America: a modern building can be right next to something that is 1000 years old. We walked on the Great Wall, saw the Forbidden City, and the Ming Dynasty tombs. The bullet train ride there was long but it was worth it!
Back at the hospital- we are moving and shaking. Some members of the team are making videos that patients can take home for home rehabilitation purposes; Sam is preparing to give a presentation on what an SLP (speech language pathologist) does – (they don’t have them here apparently); and our EMTs, Cait, Gabe, and Brandon, taught the ER Nurses new techniques on CPR! The nurses plan on implementing the new protocol Gabe and Cait taught on CPR and have been practicing with them.
Although our trip is coming to an end, we have had an awesome time here.