Travel Blogs from Beijing
... I rushed out of the library to return to my room. For some time, I just chilled before I decided to get bibimbak for lunch. So happy to have some healthy instead of greasy food.
I decided to study Chinese for a while until I decided to go to the TBC library. A bunch of people were working on their finals. Luckily for me, I completed all my papers yesterday! Final week was not stressful at all for me.
I tried to study Chinese more, but ...
... get anything done! The buildings inside were incredible, but fairly poorly maintained and the gardens at the north end were terrible. It was interesting to see the forbidden city, but after the amazing things we had seen the day before, coupled with its big billing, it was a little disappointing. We went for a spot of lunch in a similar looking place to the previous day - small and full of Chinese people and again were treated to a wonderful meal for a pittance. We ...
... he said he would be although gambling he never failed to spot us.
It's beer time so we sit in our lovely cool hotel bar for a few, and guess what it's happy hour 'bogof'........well i do like to see a smile on Ians face! We then decide to go to the Chinese restaurant a few doors down from our hotel which B&J tried out last night.
It's alfresco set around a courtyard, last night B&Js table decoration was goldfish in a bowl.......or was that starters!! The menu ...
... Giles spelling. When we arrived at the university, we soon found out that we were not the only foreigners on campus. Bus after bus of high school students from all around the world were arriving to attend this opening ceremony. We walked over to the auditorium where the ceremony was, took a group picture and then took our seats. While we waited, they gave us a couple small gifts: a pin that says "Tsinghua University" and a brochure about ...
... thank you”, and if you honk
three times, it means, “you motherf*#$%^&#!” Interesting eh?
t takes maybe 20 mins to half an hour to get to my hostel, and
it only costs $15. The hostel is full of Chinese lanterns and other
stereotypical Chinese decorations. I decide that for my one day in
Beijing, that I wish to see the Great Wall of China. I’m told that I
will have to be up in 6 hours if I want to do it, and I say that ...