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To start the morning off, we headed off for the Great Wall;
Juyong Pass… I slept like the whole two hour bus ride but was still very
excited, I’d brought my hat, sunscreen two bottles of water, my camera and
fruit. Yep I was ready to go…. As a full blown tourist. The weather in China at
the moment is continuously at 30 degrees and muggy so I wouldn’t call it good
walking weather but there was close to no smog ...
... whilst still slightly jetlagged, I met the rest of my intake group. The first was overall not very dramatic as it was full of paperwork and setting up bank accounts. I did get a warning though on pickpockers within the underground!
I then went to visit my school which is located in a mall in Bagou, North West Beijing. The school is completely modern with interactive whiteboards which are computers through projectors!
That night we had ...
... according to Google so we decided to check it out. It was only 1 mile away so why not walk? We asked the front desk and the directions were easy. You would have thought we we lived there by how easy it was to find this place. We walked through and found a great gallery with a bunch of art made of copper. On top of the gallery was a little shop and the ladies were all over us there trying to get us to buy stuff. Some of ...
... for it aha. We then went to stand on the Heavenly Centre Stone which has 9 stones in the first ring which is meant to represent the 9 heavens which is pretty cool. It also somehows magnifies the speakers voice when they're standing on it and we think it worked but I'm just normally really loud so it could have just been my normal voice aha. Afterwards we went to buy our tickets for the Kung Fu show before finding a cute little cafe where I had an awesome ...
... up the courage to actually eat them but I did and I'm proud :) they weren't all that bad, and after Jang tong had the second I couldn't resist having the last one :) ha, amazing night, really really amazing! Sunday, today, I got to have a little lie in as we didn't have to be ready until 0900 which was good because of the busy previous night... Was meant to be at the fair all day until 1600 but fortunately a huuuuge wind came through and quite literally blew the whole fair away, ...