The China Trip was unbelievable. In Beijing, you really could tell that it was a cultural place with all the Chinese buildings, and it had a lot of history to it has well.
One of the first events we did as a group was walked the THE GREAT WALL OF CHINA!!! This wall was 4000 plus miles long and we only walked the first leg of it. My goodness it was a great workout for you legs, but tiring at the same time. The sight from the Great Wall was beautiful. We were taking pictures and people were taking pictures of us…lol!!!
After we walked the Wall, we all went to go get something to eat at a familiar place that looked good in our eyes.....Mc DONALDS…lol!! Hi Rise ordered an apple pie and they gave him a Mc Puff. The look on his face was priceless. I think he knew right then we were def. in China.
We just got to Shanghai Thursday afternoon after wrapping up a great couple days in Beijing. We had the opportunity to visit the BN Vocational School; it’s for children whose parents are migrant workers that leave them to work jobs in different parts of China. These children come from almost nothing, and the opportunity to succeed is usually not a part of their lives. The school takes these kids in and teaches them English, and vocational jobs, so that they can learn how be productive in society, and a lot of them are set up with internships in China and the U.S. after they graduate. It was really touching to see these kids and how positive and happy they were that we came to visit them; we wish them all the best and hope that they may fulfill all of their dreams.
We had the opportunity to go to the NBA China office and meet with the employees there and perform the Magic Circle and show them what the Globetrotters are all about. They all wanted more, but they’ll just have to wait for when we return in November! Dikembe Mutombo even dropped by while we were there and I think he gained a newfound respect for us after we told him how many games we play a year…LOL.