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... a complex with restaurants, hotels and souvenir shops. We are happy to see the rest rooms are already finished. Amazingly, there is also a cable car that goes up to the wall but we walk up although we are not sure that we will walk for too long with this extreme heat.
We start walking the Great Wall on an uphill part with high steps in some places. Exhausting but impressive. It is difficult to explain how it is: as ...
... cook outside of the cafeteria.
When I entered our dorm, I ran into Sara. We then sat outside where we talked. Victoria and Greer showed up and we chilled before I had to go to tutoring.
For tutoring, Jacky and I had nothing to go over since not a lot of new material was covered today. He asked me how my trip to Beijing University was. Then, we spoke about how academics work in American universities.
... t too long. If you get there too late, the line for the elevators is so long you will be late for class.
6. Review my text book until class starts at 8:30.
7. Be in class from 8:30 - 12:30.
8. Discuss with classmates where we will eat lunch, and how we are bored of cafeteria food.
9. We go to eat in the cafeteria anyway.
10. At about 1:30 I go home to take a nap.
11. I wake up by ...
... the lake / reservoir and the mountains in the distance. A few boats on the lake, and some bungee jumping and a zip wire across. We watched these for a while, enjoying the fresh air & open space, before wandering to the cable cars. Several paths led to parts of the great wall, so we decided as we’d walked a fair way already we’d get the cable car up to the top. I’m ok with heights; Tracey isn’t so much, a bit like Andy, doesn’t like ...
... for the tiny detail of him not having a phone to call me. I ended up meeting him at his friend's hotel where they were enjoying free alcohol and snacks in the hotel. It was a complete change from 10 minutes prior where I had been stuffed inside a metro car sharing sweat stains! It was no wonder that when I walked in, my first reaction was "Am I still in China?!" That said, it's interesting to note that there is almost no middle class here in China. There are ...