Baoguo Temple Guest House (Beijing First)
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... tai chi, dances, and jianzi (a Chinese hacky sack). We then headed back to the bus and we were driven to the bazaar nearby to go shopping and also try out our bargaining skills! We all haggled and half of the crew got new runners for very little dollars. And… they were all real of course.
After shopping, we had another Chinese lunch because we hadn't eaten for at least 3 ...
... a new waitress appeared with a huge plate of green stuff, which she dumped on the
table before noticing my camera.
Ten minutes later when the servers had finished posing for shots with each other they all
disappeared en masse leaving just the sound of the arctic wind ...
... China each year. He asked why. I explained that people complained about how polluted Beijing is without being there before. He laughed and he agreed with me that the western newspapers are so bias against Beijing. Today was a nice clear day.
After our talk, I went to my Chinese class. Ramon was not there. I was expecting him to come in late as he always does. We took our dictation and learned some grammar points about talking about a past experience. It was not ...
... by small spaces, so we were walking through a maze of tight alleys and roads. Most of the people who still live in this district are either elderly people who are resisting the change, or strong followers of Feng Shui principles, which say that your home should always be touching the ground, not a high rise apartment, for example. There are also many people who own homes in the Hutong area who ...
... was not the butter popcorn we have in the States but sweet caramel popcorn. The sizes were also significantly smaller--a large here is probably between a small and medium in the States, but it was more than filling. The time of the movie was scheduled for 3:50 pm, but that was when people were let in to the theater. We tried to go in about ten minutes earlier, but were told we would have to wait. The funny thing is although people already had assigned seats, they ...