Today began with us going to the opening of a world wide educational conference. We were given headsets so that we could get the chinese translated into English. It wasnt the most exciting part of the intinery-it was only sprung on us at the last minute.
Following this we went and got the bus to take the long ride to the orphanage. It was broken up by us stopping to get lunch. When we arrived at the orphanage we were blown away by the friendliness and the curoisity of the young children all of which were orphans and most of which had heart conditions and many had other conditions also. We immediatly jumped into the experience and began to bond with the children. It seemed as though the children did not let their illness hold them back from anything as they were so joyful. Everyone was in agreement that it was a very important and enjoyable part of the trip. We were deeply saddened when we had to leave.
We then headed to the traditional tibetan restaurant which was decorated fully in traditional tibetan design. The food was very nice and only slightly different from the chinese food we’d had for the past two weeks, the main course was a leg of lamb and of course all the lads got a can of coke each. In the tibetan restaurant we were informed we would not be able to make it to the silk markets that day. Then we returned home where we packed for our return back to ireland the next day.