All of Friday and most of Saturday was spent traveling. We all arrived at the airport by 9 o’clock. Our flight from Boston to Detroit was nice and short; it was like a sample of our 14 hour flight to China. We had a two hour layover in Detroit, which we spent finding lunch. There were many options as our terminal was extremely long; there was even an indoor train!
Our flight to PuDong airport was extremely long. Most of us tried to stay awake for the majority of the flight because we wanted to get accustomed to the new time. A lot of us watched movies to keep us awake.
Once we got to the airport, we met with our Shanghai tour guide, Joyce. We then drove to our hotel, which was about 40 minutes away from the airport.
Once we got to the hotel, I met my mom’s cousin, whom I call Thomas 舅舅. 舅舅 (pronounced jiu jiu) means uncle in Chinese. He treated us to hot pot, which is 火锅 (pronounced huo guo). We cooked our own food. We were given raw vegetables and meat. There were pots in front of us where we put the raw food in to cook. Once we were done eating, we headed back to the hotel to get some rest.