Ten Trinity students of Chinese from Years 10 to 12, accompanied by two members of staff, bid farewell to their families during the early hours to spend 25 days in the capital of the oldest civilization in the East.
The long flight to Beijing and the cold weather did not diminish the excitement of the group. By the time they arrived at Renda Fuzhong, it was already quite late in the evening. After the dormitory rooms were allocated, they had only 20 minutes before the hot water was turned off for the evening. The rooms were plain and the beds were firm but cosy and warm.