This trip was great because it forced us out of our comfort zone and placed us in an unfamiliar world. We had done a little research on China before we left, but for the most part, we figured everything out as we went along. The language barrier seemed daunting at first, but we soon realized that many people spoke English, and most other transactions could be acheived through pointing and nodding. The skating was incredible, and we found a ton of great spots. Often during the trip, the thought struck... â€œI cant believe I am skateboarding with two close friends on the other side of the planetâ€?. This trip was an incredible experience that I will never forget.