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... back to Beijing (Wednesday since I have to work after the
dragon boat festival on Thursday). The
station has been packed recently ...
... his house instead of visiting the Great Wall. We politely declined and proceeded to catch the same bus- for the third time that day- and eventually arrived at our intended destination, albeit 2 hours later than expected.
Once at the bus station we invested a considerable amount of time negotiating transport to Jinshanling: another 80 km from our present location. Not as simple or cheap as anticipated, we were eventually monumentally screwed-over by a mini-bus ...
... asking us about where we were from. Now, I thought it was strange that these two girls just started talking to us for no apparent reason, but they caught me off guard so I didn't see it for what it was right away.
After talking to one of the girls for a minute or two, Mitchell turned to me and said that the wanted to have coffee with us. When he said it he winked at me, that's when I fully realized what was going on. We were the targets of a scam, a ...
... the chuseok holiday. After take off we had a clear view of Daegu city with the evening lights coming on. Jeju was a quick 50 min flight after which I'd have over three hours to kill for my connecting Beijing flight. I went to a Chinese restaurant and had shrimp fried rice.
When the ...
... in a bus for a lot that day with many people, and needed a little alone time. However, the guys from the school always made sure to keep an eye on me, so being alone wasn’t really a possibility. I did end up writing my name in the sand though. My Chinese name, not my English name. My kids in Wu Dan had given me many gifts which I can describe later, and one thing I had asked them to do for me before I left was to give me a Chinese name. They named me ...
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