Just a quick entry today: All 19 students arrived safely and on schedule in Chengdu. Jo-Ann and Joe were glad to see their smiles. Joining us at the airport and for the ride back to our hostel were our May term language teacher Betty Z. and her colleague Jeanette H. Both reside in Chengdu and helping enrich our first days in China. Today’s agenda: an afternoon nap, and some initial exploration. Tomorrow: a visit to the panda reserve and meeting with Chinese students who will help us learn to navigate public transportation.
— — Safe arrival